Ridgeline: so easy to break in.
Today I am an unfortunate victim of theft.
I wasn't suppose to work today but a good friend of mine needed to be off at 11 a.m to attend to important matters. On my day off, WHEN IT WAS 73 deg F outside,I willingly work in her behalf from 11 am-7 pm.Whatever I earned today was not even half of the total cost of all the stuff I lost.
When I entered my Ridge the first thing I noticed was that my VR3 wireless backup camera screen was missing ( the camera itself is still attached to the rear plates). I noticed it right away because I needed to back up to leave the garage.These were the missing items, and all were hidden from plain sight except for the VR3 sitting on the dashboard.
1. VR3 backup camera
2. Magellan 760 GPS
4.Pentax optio Camera ( I just noticed it when I arrived home)
6.Passport speed radar
7.Leatherman camping knife
8.Tire pressure gauge
9. Spare celphone
10.Rechargeable flood light/large flashlight
On the police report I filed I wasn't able to include the digital camera, tire pressure gauge, rechargeable floodlight/large flashlight and the leatherman camping knife coz I only found out about it when I arrived home.
The Ridge locks by itself automatically If one forgets to close it. One thing I'm sure I lock it today because I always make it a point to hear the beep sound when I obsesively and compulsively press the remote lock 3x.
Their were no broken windows and no evidence of forced entry per the policeman I talked too, anyone care to guess how those lowlifes got in? Is the ridge that easy to access? If yes then it can be easy to carnap as well.
Four months ago, my wife brought the Ridgeline for a one day conference in PA.She had it valet parked and sure enough on the next day she was handed the keys, the rear passenger window on the right side of the driver was broken, the thief wanted the contents of a cooler which had one Gatorade, a Coke in can and 1-2 bottles of water on it.Bet he was disapponted to find their was no beer because he spilled the ice all over the carpet of the front passenger side.The only good thing that came out of it was that the Hotels insurance paid for the repair and all that items thet were stolen. I guess I'm not as lucky this time.
What is it with the Ridgeline that attracts these lowlifes? A coworker of mine with an 04 Pilot doesnt even bother to remove his pricey GPS from the dashboard and his very expensive Valentine Speed radar. Its been almost three years that we park almost 2-3 cars away from each other.To date his luck is still holding out.
Maybe just maybe, If I had lock those items in the gloved compartment, It would have been spared from theft. Or maybe I could have a broken glove compartment and all those stuff still missing. Ahh well it could have been worse, my baby could have been carnap and everything would be lost.
Sorry for the long rant, I need to let go off steam otherwise I may get a stroke.
Last edited by MarylandRidge; 01-06-2007 at 11:37 PM.