(Read the last post if you don't about the robbery.)
After Brian got off of work Friday, he called me from the parking lot before he made the drive home. He wanted to know if a detective showed up (NO) and what I found out from the insurance companies (Nothing new to tell). He had made arrangements with his insurance company to get a rental car (Max of $30/day for 30 days) and to drop the car off at the body shop on Saturday.
We chatted some more and had a nice conversation. He'd had time to think about what had happened and took some of the blame himself. I pointed out to him that he had left the sunroof part way open so getting in the car was a snap. He humbly agreed that yes, he was partially to blame. I also reminded him that from now on, he should bring his portable stuff in the house at night. He left the CDs, DVDs, GPS & IPOD in the car. That if he had done that, they wouldn't have been stolen. He assured me he would do that from now on. I just took that one with a grain of salt. He's said that before, but only did it for a short time. Hopefully, this time he's learned his lesson.
I got my first estimate from an alarm company this morning. Sitting down? $3,500! Yep, $3,500! Then add that to the cost of the new alarm system for Brian's car, what ever that will be, and this was a very, very expensive robbery.
The claims adjuster for Brian's insurance company came by just now to drop of the repair estimate and to pick up the receipt for the "entertainment system" that was stolen. The total comes to about $2,200. Brian has a $500 deductible, so I'm going to have to come up with that when he picks up the car.
The grand total? I don't even what to think about it yet. I need Happy Hour to get here real fast so I can start drinking my gin & tonics. I stocked up with a lot of tonic, but forgot to buy more gin yesterday. Guess it will be whiskey, rum or vodka & tonic today. Or maybe brandy. I know! I'll just close mt eyes and reach in the liquor cabinet and see what I come out with. Might be interesting to see what I come out with. :-D
Bye, bye for now y'all.
Jodes, I know that individual cops can only do so much and that the "system" dictates the effort put into a case. When Brian's first car was set on fire, I talked to my neighbor and explained nobody was doing anything. He used to be an assistant DA so he made a few calls and boy did I get action then. They still never solved the case, but at least they put in an effort. And every other time a car was broken into, or my houses were burglarized, a detective at least showed up. Hell, one time they even took prints. This time, other than the original patrolman that came, no one else has bothered to come over or call, to at least call to talk to us.
Now due to the lack of interest off the "system" over the years, I'm upgrading my home security system. Then the next time something like this happens, and we all know it will, at least there will be something to go on. In addition, if it's someone local, Brian or his friends will probably be able to recognize who did it. If they do, I pity the poor souls that fucked with us.