Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man’s Dogs and SUV

Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV

Kevin spent the week working hard on a special advertising campaign for a client. He put in long hours, working well into the night to give the project every ounce of his mental energy. By the end of the week, Kevin felt drained but invigorated by the campaign’s progress. As a reward to himself, he planned a long hike in the mountains on Saturday with his two faithful canine companions. Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man’s Dogs and SUV

When that day finally arrived, Kevin loaded his dogs into his sports utility vehicle, rolled down the windows, and drove out into the crisp October morning. Before reaching his destination, Kevin stopped at a nearby convenience store to pick up a few water bottles for the journey. He parked in front of the building, hopped out of the vehicle, and went into the store. A woman sitting next to the building watched Kevin’s actions and took notice when he left his vehicle’s ignition on. The woman stood, moved casually to the SUV, and slipped into the driver’s seat. She pulled out of the parking spot and drove away.

With his water bottles in hand, Kevin exited the store but didn’t find his vehicle. He looked into the distance to see if he could spot it, but could find no trace. Kevin panicked. He could replace the SUV through his automotive insurance policy if need be. But his beloved dogs, his best friends, were gone.

Kevin called the police and frantically explained the situation. When they arrived, they took his statement and reviewed surveillance camera footage to find out what happened. Police spotted the woman in the video, clearly visible in the footage from the well-placed cameras, and tracked the direction she followed when she left. Following the thief’s path, police soon found the vehicle abandoned a few blocks away.

The woman had rifled through the contents of the SUV and stolen some items before fleeing the scene. To Kevin’s relief, his dogs were in the vehicle and unharmed.

Based on true events, this story could have ended much worse for Kevin. The woman could have set the dogs loose, stolen the pets, or caused them physical harm to silence them.

Whenever you leave a vehicle, always remove the keys from the ignition and lock the doors. Never leave children or pets in an unattended vehicle and avoid leaving valuable personal possessions in plain sight inside the vehicle. Criminals will take advantage of any easy opportunity to take items from you. It could happen in any neighborhood and at any time of day or night. If you present a tempting target to thieves, they will follow their instincts and steal it. Always protect your loved ones and valuable at all times or they could be removed from your possession – permanently. Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man’s Dogs and SUV

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Rod Spurgeon

Rod Spurgeon is a professional writer, editor, and photographer. He writes a weekly column at ownyourdefense.net, is a content contributor at senior.com, and is the author of several science fiction novels and novellas.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, and also received an Honorable Mention from PR News Daily’s 2015 Nonprofit PR Awards.
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