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Created by mr love Sunday, 8 Sep 2019
mr love
VIC, 1799 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 10:42AM
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So yesterday I decided to go for a sail and carried my small board out to the car which was parked on the street. Didn't have my car keys so put it on the nature strip, came in and grabbed the medium board and keys. When I walked out the small board was gone. There is a black SUV across the road about to drive off and I dash across and see my board in the back. Oi!!! WTF. The dude goes. Oh I though it was my lucky day and you were throwing it out. Really!!! People never fail to surprise me.

NotWal
QLD, 7015 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 2:20PM
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LOL, that's the downside to kerbside cleanup. I heard of someone losing a TV that way.

Subsonic
WA, 1754 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 12:32PM
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Yep. If its not sitting on your property or chained up, its fair game.

finders keepers, losers weepers. Apparently.

Mark _australia
WA, 19462 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 12:43PM
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I reckon he's dodgy
You don't see one item at one house, in good condition - there would be other shizz on verges.
He's a thief with a well composed excuse I reckon

mr love
VIC, 1799 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 2:56PM
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Possibly dodgy....maybe not, but his brain certainly works different to mine.

Harrow
NSW, 2743 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 3:16PM
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It happens. There was as story in out local paper recently about some kids who had their bicycles stolen from their front lawn.

The following week, a follow up story....someone had taken them thinking they were for the council cleanup, and when they saw the story in the paper they returned them.

NotWal
QLD, 7015 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 3:25PM
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^ Kids pinched them. Parents returned them maybe.

Imax1
VIC, 2160 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 7:11PM
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Mark _australia said..
I reckon he's dodgy
You don't see one item at one house, in good condition - there would be other shizz on verges.
He's a thief with a well composed excuse I reckon


Saying that , if you saw a bbq on the front lawn , and we often do , it's saying , please take away , at least for parts .

Imax1
VIC, 2160 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 7:14PM
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Harrow said..
It happens. There was as story in out local paper recently about some kids who had their bicycles stolen from their front lawn.

The following week, a follow up story....someone had taken them thinking they were for the council cleanup, and when they saw the story in the paper they returned them.



It's an Aussie thing , apart from a car , if you leave anything on the front lawn , near the curb , it means FREE !
All of us would see a shiny valuable windsurfer and should knock on the door first .
But a average jo would see a stupid surfboard with silly straps that his kids could paddle on .

elmo
WA, 7954 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 6:42PM
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Wow, working on that logic....down my way there's heaps of boats left out on the verge, unfortunately my little outlander isn't big enough to tow half of them.

Imax1
VIC, 2160 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 8:57PM
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elmo said..
Wow, working on that logic....down my way there's heaps of boats left out on the verge, unfortunately my little outlander isn't big enough to tow half of them.



OK , boats are also off limits . Also running mowers .
But there is a line of confusion obviously.
Is it just me , or is it a thing to leave semi valuable junk in the curb to be taken away ?

Mark _australia
WA, 19462 posts
Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 9:39PM
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Martin,
Did you get the guy's name by any chance?

I've had the missus standing on the verge for 6hrs now and no takers.

forceten
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Sunday , 8 Sep 2019 10:51PM
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mr love said..
So yesterday I decided to go for a sail and carried my small board out to the car which was parked on the street. Didn't have my car keys so put it on the nature strip, came in and grabbed the medium board and keys. When I walked out the small board was gone. There is a black SUV across the road about to drive off and I dash across and see my board in the back. Oi!!! WTF. The dude goes. Oh I though it was my lucky day and you were throwing it out. Really!!! People never fail to surprise me.


Did you get it back?

IMO it would be theft , as you were at a sailing site.


Mark, the laws for abandoned humans, like children left unattended are different, we could possibility arrange a trade.

MikeyS
VIC, 1442 posts
Monday , 9 Sep 2019 11:21AM
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Maybe he had a fence to build.

DunkO
NSW, 1004 posts
Monday , 9 Sep 2019 11:52AM
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Actions like that are theft under the guise of mistake.

It happens a bit, they're operating with intent.

To suggest someone can't put something of value down at the front of their house while loading the car, as it may be seen a rubbish is crap. The people who steel from the verge should be give the same treatment as every other thief. Knuckle sandwich

NotWal
QLD, 7015 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 9:00PM
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Yep, you need to leave out stuff that explodes.

sausage
QLD, 4809 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 10:11PM
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NotWal said..
Yep, you need to leave out stuff that explodes.


Enjoy
nowthisnews.com/videos/news/fake-package-explodes-with-glitter-bomb-catch-porch-thieves

MarkSSC
QLD, 349 posts
Wednesday , 11 Sep 2019 10:50PM
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Before leaving home I did the stupid thing of putting my surfboard on top of the car while put all the windsurfing gear inside the car. My storage area is rather cramped so putting the board on top of the car was safer than putting it on the concrete driveway. Unfortunately I drove off with it still on top of the car. Where it fell off I am not sure, and it wasn't until I returned 3 hours later that I realised my folly. I never found the board so someone picked it, thinking it was an orphan or unwanted child. The good thing was that my insurance paid for a replacement. Personally, I would have preferred it if someone returned my original board. Do we live in a country of thieves or is it just the convict heritage?



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