Oh the Irony

So I was reading the CampusWatch email that Wayne sends every month. I was happy to see the decrease in crime and thought, “Hey what a great thing to share when I get home.” So after class I walk to my car to head home….

Yeah, it was stolen. Not only was it stolen (on Forrest, between 2nd and 3rd, if you’re curious), it was stolen for the second time in that area within 3 years. Last time, I was at a show at the Majestic. So now rather than post the stats of decreasing crime, I though I’d share some info on car theft in the Midtown area.

Vehicles Reported Stolen Near WSU Campus during December 2005.

Dec. 1st Ford SD at S/B Lodge SD 1993 Plymouth Voyager MV
Dec. 4th 630 W. Palmer-WSU Lot 22 2005 Ford Focus 2dr
Dec. 4th Rear of 5440 Cass 1991 Pontiac Sunbird 4dr
Dec. 6th 2761 E. Jefferson 2003 Pontiac Grand Am 4dr
Dec. 7th Ford SD east of Trumbull 1998 Ford Taurus 4dr
Dec. 8th W. Ferry west of Woodward 1996 Dodge Neon 4dr
Dec. 9th Lodge SD north of Warren 1995 Ford Taurus 4dr
Dec. 12th Warren west of Lodge SD 1996 Dodge Stratus 4dr
Dec. 14th 459 Prentis 1993 Honda Civic 2dr
Dec. 15th Parking Structure #2 1996 Chev. Cavalier 2dr
Dec. 20th 4500 Cass- rear of Univ. Towers 2002 Jeep
Dec. 28th 237 E. Hancock-WSU Lot MC 2002 Chrysler Sebring 4dr

Some advice from a friend who is a Detroit cop: “Get a manual transmission. You could leave your car unlocked with the doors wide open and it wont be touched.”

4 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 7:09 am

    wow, bummer johnny…

    apparently they don’t like european cars either…

  2. MGal (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 8:05 am

    Well welcome to the Metblog family – you join a select few of the authors who have had their cars broken into/stolen in the past few months. (including mine)

  3. Tyler (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 10:20 am

    It amazes me that a 91 subird or 93 civic would be stolen.

  4. Scott (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 11:56 am

    It’s interesting that a vehicle with a manual transmission is less likely to be stolen. I guess car thieves don’t have time to learn how to drive a stick.

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