: My car was broken into last night in Dallas



k1ko
11-10-07, 07:41 PM
Drivers side rear panel window was shattered. He lifted the unlock from the inside and then proceeded to open it from the inside so the alarm didn't go off. ****ing pos cadillac doesnt even have the alarm go off when a window is shattered.

I was over my gf's place at the time but we weren't home. We had all the lights on and we found glass in the stairwell to her town home even though it is a good 15 feet from the car. Its very odd that someone would go towards the townhome door right after breaking into a vehicle nearby and stealing a laptop. Yah the only thing taken was my company laptop which is horrible. I hope my boss isn't going to be too pissed.


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As you can see the gf's place is upstairs at the window to the right. The stairwell to go up to her door is next to it on the right at the bottom. That is where we found pieces of glass as well.

bleeee
11-10-07, 07:47 PM
that sucks man, you may want to look into getting darker tint, most thieves wont risk the break in unless they see something of value, ie they saw the laptop before they broke the window. Also if your boss is really worried about it, that laptop could probably be tracked via ip.

k1ko
11-10-07, 07:51 PM
that sucks man, you may want to look into getting darker tint, most thieves wont risk the break in unless they see something of value, ie they saw the laptop before they broke the window. Also if your boss is really worried about it, that laptop could probably be tracked via ip.

yah thankfully i didnt have any client propietary information on the laptop. My car is at the limit for tint so I can't go over without it being illegal =/ Thanks for the kind words

urbanski
11-10-07, 07:58 PM
your alarm isnt armed then. if locked with the FOB, unlocking manually will set it off.
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/alarmtest.html

k1ko
11-10-07, 08:02 PM
yah why wouldn't the alarm be armed as standard? Pisses me off...

Parker
11-10-07, 11:58 PM
I wouldn't have left my laptop in the car.

z06bigbird
11-11-07, 12:20 AM
Instructions from police and everybody (including parents)

Do not leave valuables in plain view in car!! Tis why you and I have a trunk.

What world have you been living in?

Sorry for your loss, but gee whiz.

Mystical_Ice
11-11-07, 01:40 AM
that sucks man, you may want to look into getting darker tint, most thieves wont risk the break in unless they see something of value, ie they saw the laptop before they broke the window. Also if your boss is really worried about it, that laptop could probably be tracked via ip.

no way, unfortunately.

RobWilson
11-11-07, 09:03 AM
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Thinking about someone breaking into my car get my blood pressure up.

I will make a mental note to start locking my valuables in the trunk when I'm away from my car.

onebadcad
11-11-07, 06:55 PM
Sorry 'bout your loss-hope you find the POS(s) and give them a few complimentary concrete skiing lessons from behind the V.
I had two good friends suffer break-ins this past year, left their computer bags in the backseat, which was enough enticement for scumbags to smash a rear window-no recovery for either.
As a rule, I always put my computer bag or any other valuable in the trunk if I go into a store for five minutes.
Hope your boss is an understanding guy...

CIWS
11-12-07, 12:20 AM
Sorry to hear you got your car broken in to. :(

But seriously dude, in Dallas they say it all the time on the news around here, do not leave valuables in plain sight in your car because of this very thing.

TexasCadillac
11-12-07, 01:52 AM
Sorry for your break in. I'm not surprised, Dallas is the crime capital of the US. I'm glad I live in the coutry. TexasCadillac

Imperator
11-12-07, 02:52 AM
I'm in Plano.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt and a pigtail of the broken hardwired power cord from the stolen radar detector:

http://www.doubledeez.net/CTS-V/vandalized.jpg


On the bright side, I now know how to replace window glass in the CTS. :crybaby:

CTSV_Rob
11-12-07, 03:01 AM
Sorry to hear about that.

I have been worried that would happen so when I remember I stick it in the trunk so at least they cannot see it. I am not perfect and I do leave it in the back. I am going to make an effort to make surte it ends up in the trunk if I walk away for more then 5 as OBC said in a post above.

Hopefully your boss is cool with it and good luck to you.

k1ko
11-12-07, 11:12 AM
yah thanks, they are sending me a new laptop already so thats good news. I wasn't home at the time but a neighbor said my alarm actually did go off at around 330 AM. If i go to the mall or some other place i usually always put the laptop in the trunk or bring it into a friends place. But this one time I left it under the seat in the back and it gets jacked! =( Gated community and everything...

Hope this lesson helps others. Anyone have an idea on how much the damage will cost me?

ahahnu
11-12-07, 11:26 AM
Sorry to hear about it. It just feelslike you've been violated. Someone took My V! earlier in the year. It was the only thing I left in my car.

CIWS
11-12-07, 01:12 PM
Gated communities are only an inconvenience to the residents who live there.

Not sure about the side glass costs, but you should be able to call a couple of places and get a good estimate.

GMBOUND
11-12-07, 01:34 PM
Only good thing about living in KS, this holloween we went to church and left the front & back door open to the house and nothing was touched!