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Old 07-06-2021, 04:42 PM   #1
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Back window smashed out while eating lunch off I45 N in Houston, just outside the north Belt. Had my laptop back mostly hidden under the back seat and dark tinted windows. They still found it.

Restaurant said they have no surveillance cameras, so basically all I can do now is get the window fixed and file a police report. I took the vehicle immediately to the shop as it wasn’t raining at the time (a miracle I guess).

Called HPD to report the crime and get an incident #, they said it was HCSO jurisdiction.

Called HCSO, was on hold 20 minutes before someone picked up. They said sorry, where you are at is outside our jurisdiction, so we cant come take a report. I advised them, I am still in Harris County. They said yes, but you are also in HPD jurisdiction now.

Wait……….what?
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:49 PM   #2
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That sucks. I had my laptop stolen one time. I was working at a courthouse in some small town in south Texas. I put my laptop in a bag along with some note pads and left it on a table while I stepped inside the clerk's office for just a minute. When I came out, it was gone. Later on, I went to the bathroom and found the bag with the note pads and pens poured out in the garbage, but the laptop was gone. That kind of stuff makes my blood boil. My laptop wasn't even password protected. I guess I won't be running for President after all.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:53 PM   #3
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I think Chew handles all the complaints for the HCSO, you should call him.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:56 PM   #4
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Man that sucks but it insult to injury that they broke the most expensive piece of glass.
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:15 PM   #5
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HSCO ‘Can you please drive back to the location of the incident so we can take a report (25 miles away)?’

Me ‘Uh, no, the vehicle is in the shop getting a new window before the next deluge of rain comes and I have even more damage to deal with.’

All I need to do is file a report…….nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:16 PM   #6
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The jurisdiction is - Gunspoint.
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:25 PM   #7
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The jurisdiction is - Gunspoint.
Sucks to hear. Gunspoint is sketchy to say the least.
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:34 PM   #8
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Hell you leave anything around that area and they will steal it.
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:34 PM   #9
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HSCO ‘Can you please drive back to the location of the incident so we can take a report (25 miles away)?’

Me ‘Uh, no, the vehicle is in the shop getting a new window before the next deluge of rain comes and I have even more damage to deal with.’

All I need to do is file a report…….nothing more, nothing less.
PM me your digits and I'll get you a case number and file your report

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Old 07-06-2021, 08:46 PM   #10
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What Restaurant Parking Lot were you in? Hope it gives a Heads up to others eating there or nearby.
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:31 AM   #11
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:32 AM   #12
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What Restaurant Parking Lot were you in? Hope it gives a Heads up to others eating there or nearby.
Mammacita’s, 13000 block of I45 N.

They said they had other break in’s in the area the same day and has been an issue lately.
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:34 AM   #13
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:53 AM   #14
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Places don't have cameras so they don't have to deal with it...Easy way out and sucks...and the turds know this.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:05 AM   #15
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That sucks. I had my laptop stolen one time. I was working at a courthouse in some small town in south Texas. I put my laptop in a bag along with some note pads and left it on a table while I stepped inside the clerk's office for just a minute. When I came out, it was gone. Later on, I went to the bathroom and found the bag with the note pads and pens poured out in the garbage, but the laptop was gone. That kind of stuff makes my blood boil. My laptop wasn't even password protected. I guess I won't be running for President after all.
Depends on what party..
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:07 AM   #16
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Seems a bit repetitive, and it in no way excuses the thief, but don't leave anything inside of your vehicle that means anything to you. I learned my lesson. I will go out of my way to drop something off at the office or at home rather than leave it in my parked vehicle. If you regularly leave stuff in your vehicle in Harris County, you WILL get hit.
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Old 07-07-2021, 05:08 PM   #17
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I do two things when i'm traveling and have my laptop bag in the truck... I scoot the front passenger back as far as it will go. I put my bag in the floorboard behind the front passenger seat. I recline the seat back as far as it will go (so it looks like someone was sleeping in it) and then I keep one of the larger McDonalds bags (with plenty of crumpled up paper in it) and I put that on the back floor board to block the view under the reclined seat. Not sure if it is a deterrent or not, but it at least hides the bag from plain site - even with tinted windows.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:05 PM   #18
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:12 PM   #19
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I do two things when i'm traveling and have my laptop bag in the truck... I scoot the front passenger back as far as it will go. I put my bag in the floorboard behind the front passenger seat. I recline the seat back as far as it will go (so it looks like someone was sleeping in it) and then I keep one of the larger McDonalds bags (with plenty of crumpled up paper in it) and I put that on the back floor board to block the view under the reclined seat. Not sure if it is a deterrent or not, but it at least hides the bag from plain site - even with tinted windows.

Just a warning, as mine was in no way in plain site. It looks as if they have ways to tell there is a laptop in the vehicle now, even if it is hidden under a seat, like mine was.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:49 PM   #20
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I bring my laptop in even if I am just going to lunch.
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