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2022-08-13 6:08:18 PM  
And of course, there's a bitcoin wallet link.
 
2022-08-13 6:08:49 PM  
"I felt extorted in some ways."

Duh. Gangs still collect this kind of "insurance."
 
2022-08-13 6:09:05 PM  
So, there's another person peddling useless insurance/ Nothing to see here.
 
2022-08-13 6:16:00 PM  
I keep thinking I should start a business where I rent credit card swipers to Panhanders.
 
2022-08-13 6:20:47 PM  
Ah never parked or worked on Oahu "if you don't pay the right person your shiat is gonna be stolen Here" "thanks for the heads up!" "I'm gonna be the one that takes it so pay up"

-story from my last foreman

My experience was pay more for parking in the ghetto of Waikiki and have my car right in front of the motel office. Wonder why the stairs has such a big farking security gate...
 
2022-08-13 6:22:42 PM  
Nice trifecta you've got there. Be a shame if something happened to it...
 
2022-08-13 6:26:13 PM  
Are these the same guys that hacked my webcam while I was looking at porn and I need to send money to their bitcoin wallet?

Every time I check their wallet it is always empty.  They must be really hungry by now.
 
2022-08-13 6:26:26 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: And of course, there's a bitcoin wallet link.


Elon is running out of ideas of how to get people to believe in crypto
 
2022-08-13 6:31:34 PM  
One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.
 
2022-08-13 6:32:41 PM  
He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?
 
2022-08-13 6:33:20 PM  

MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?


Is the note a crime?
 
2022-08-13 6:37:47 PM  

danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.


Manual Transmission Stops Carjackers Cold
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2022-08-13 6:41:33 PM  

waxbeans: MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?

Is the note a crime?


Looks like extortion.  But I guess technically not?
 
2022-08-13 6:53:16 PM  

danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.


Mine has a few more, no power steering, it's got a cassette tape player, only one of the speakers still works, and the driver's seat fabric cover is starting to rip.
 
2022-08-13 7:03:17 PM  

MrSplifferton: waxbeans: MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?

Is the note a crime?

Looks like extortion.  But I guess technically not?


Hum. I suppose.
 
2022-08-13 7:03:18 PM  
While it might not be possible to trace the owner of a Bitcoin wallet, the PayPal and Cashapp accounts probably wouldn't be too hard. It's as if the supposed thief is wishing us good luck, while forgetting to hide behind all 7 proxies.
 
2022-08-13 7:04:01 PM  
I'm shocked, shocked! I tell you.

This is an instance where the use of the "... shame if anything would happen to it" meme has been appropriate.
 
2022-08-13 7:21:44 PM  
ABC7 News showed the flyer to a cybersecurity expert who said this type of crime involving crypto and apps is in some cases hard to trace.

You're doing it wrong. A small group of concerned citizens armed with baseball bats, a patient round of waiting until the asshole returns, and you can quickly trace, resolve, and prevent further thefts - keep the asshole there until the cops show up, hand him over along with the notes and video (because you took video, of course), and Robert's your male ancestral relative.

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2022-08-13 7:25:11 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Ah never parked or worked on Oahu "if you don't pay the right person your shiat is gonna be stolen Here" "thanks for the heads up!" "I'm gonna be the one that takes it so pay up"

-story from my last foreman

My experience was pay more for parking in the ghetto of Waikiki and have my car right in front of the motel office. Wonder why the stairs has such a big farking security gate...


Then there's that one little old lady that doesn't look like anyone important that seems to park wherever the fark she wants to and has np at all

/protip:  Don't piss her off
 
2022-08-13 7:37:03 PM  
Sounds like the time I had to park outside the gates & guard at the Tampico Spice factory in beautiful Compton, CA. I actually kissed my brand new Explorer goodbye. Everybody on the plant had a sidearm. I think my 5-speed manual was the only reason it was still out there when I walked back out after 4 hours. Don't ask about the Compton McDonald's..........🥺
 
2022-08-13 7:41:47 PM  
In other news, there are still people in SF that own cars.
 
2022-08-13 7:43:18 PM  

OhioUGrad: Insult Comic Bishounen: And of course, there's a bitcoin wallet link.

Elon is running out of ideas of how to get people to believe in crypto


Twitter ain't gonna buy itself.
 
2022-08-13 8:14:33 PM  

danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.


It's not about the car, but the contents. They don't care about your Camry, but about your iPhone6 and Members Only jacket.
 
2022-08-13 8:18:58 PM  

SurelyShirley: danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.

It's not about the car, but the contents. They don't care about your Camry, but about your iPhone6 and Members Only jacket.


They care about the car when they try to steal the actual car. More than likely, they care about what they can sell it to a person who will pull it apart and sell those parts on eBay.  You're thinking of two different things, auto theft, and auto break in. Or are you under the impression that cars don't get stolen?
 
2022-08-13 8:31:31 PM  
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2022-08-13 8:52:16 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Axeofjudgement: Ah never parked or worked on Oahu "if you don't pay the right person your shiat is gonna be stolen Here" "thanks for the heads up!" "I'm gonna be the one that takes it so pay up"

-story from my last foreman

My experience was pay more for parking in the ghetto of Waikiki and have my car right in front of the motel office. Wonder why the stairs has such a big farking security gate...

Then there's that one little old lady that doesn't look like anyone important that seems to park wherever the fark she wants to and has np at all

/protip:  Don't piss her off


You knew my Gramma?
 
2022-08-13 8:58:33 PM  

danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.


Around me, they don't even steal the cars. They go up down streets at night checking for unlocked doors or visible valuables. If they see anything good, they smash a window and take it.
 
2022-08-13 9:41:12 PM  

MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?


Because they don't even TRY to track down criminals? 🤔
 
2022-08-13 9:54:35 PM  

danvon: SurelyShirley: danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.

It's not about the car, but the contents. They don't care about your Camry, but about your iPhone6 and Members Only jacket.

They care about the car when they try to steal the actual car. More than likely, they care about what they can sell it to a person who will pull it apart and sell those parts on eBay.  You're thinking of two different things, auto theft, and auto break in. Or are you under the impression that cars don't get stolen?


Opening words in TFA: "Car break-ins in San Francisco..."
Further reading: "She says car break-ins around the area happen frequently, especially during the holidays."
More: "San Francisco is experiencing an uptick in auto burglaries"
Btw, car theft isn't mentioned in the article.

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2022-08-13 9:57:16 PM  

SurelyShirley: danvon: SurelyShirley: danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.

It's not about the car, but the contents. They don't care about your Camry, but about your iPhone6 and Members Only jacket.

They care about the car when they try to steal the actual car. More than likely, they care about what they can sell it to a person who will pull it apart and sell those parts on eBay.  You're thinking of two different things, auto theft, and auto break in. Or are you under the impression that cars don't get stolen?

Opening words in TFA: "Car break-ins in San Francisco..."
Further reading: "She says car break-ins around the area happen frequently, especially during the holidays."
More: "San Francisco is experiencing an uptick in auto burglaries"
Btw, car theft isn't mentioned in the article.

You're welcome.
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So, you're under the impression that cars don't get stolen then. Or you don't realize that the organic nature of Fark is to comment, and not necessarily directly relevant to the thread. Or, possibly, you're butthurt because you're a twat who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission
 
2022-08-13 9:58:34 PM  
Go progressives! Make your coont point known and extort anyone who doesn't agree with you!
 
2022-08-13 10:42:14 PM  

danvon: Or, possibly, you're butthurt because you're a twat who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission


"Hey, this one has a manual transmission! Those are rare. Let's steal that!"
 
2022-08-13 10:51:09 PM  

danvon: SurelyShirley: danvon: SurelyShirley: danvon: One of my cars has the best anti-theft device on the planet for today's generation of car thieves. Manual transmission.

It's not about the car, but the contents. They don't care about your Camry, but about your iPhone6 and Members Only jacket.

They care about the car when they try to steal the actual car. More than likely, they care about what they can sell it to a person who will pull it apart and sell those parts on eBay.  You're thinking of two different things, auto theft, and auto break in. Or are you under the impression that cars don't get stolen?

Opening words in TFA: "Car break-ins in San Francisco..."
Further reading: "She says car break-ins around the area happen frequently, especially during the holidays."
More: "San Francisco is experiencing an uptick in auto burglaries"
Btw, car theft isn't mentioned in the article.

You're welcome.
Accepting tips via Cash app, Bitcoin and PayPal.

So, you're under the impression that cars don't get stolen then. Or you don't realize that the organic nature of Fark is to comment, and not necessarily directly relevant to the thread. Or, possibly, you're butthurt because you're a twat who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission


I think the real point here is that, while people do steal cars, it's not the same people who break into cars.

Cars have fairly complex anti-theft measures and it's reasonably difficult to turn a stolen car into money. I could go out tonight, smash a window and steal something and sell it tomorrow. I couldn't steal a car because I don't know how and wouldn't know where to take a stolen car.

Your manual transmission would only deter a very very small segment of the population. Those who know enough about cars to steal them, but don't know enough to drive manual.

I'm guessing you and I both aren't directly familiar with car thefts, but I strongly suspect your claim isn't true. And people involved with theft agree:

The idea that a stick shift would serve as a deterrent to car thieves -- most of whom are skilled at bypassing sophisticated anti-theft systems -- is a lot of bunk, says John Abounader, executive director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.
In fact, he and others say, a manual transmission is easier to steal.
"If I saw a car in a parking lot and there's nothing in front of it, I'd simply put it in neutral and push it away," says Sgt. Don Lusk, a veteran detective with the Michigan State Police auto theft squad in Detroit.
 
2022-08-13 11:06:59 PM  

MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?


Because they use other people's accounts.
There is a whole subculture of "paying" other people to accept money on their behalf and then forward it to another account or accounts.  So it really is sort of like "being behind 7 proxies".

The real account holder gets a cut of the ill gotten gains and this works out swell until they get busted for bank fraud, money laundering, and other things.  The real perp just moves on to another account as there seem to be plenty of Marks out there that like EZ money and have no idea of the risks involved.
 
2022-08-14 12:11:03 AM  
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Nice heart you got there. Bet a shame if you touch my car.
 
2022-08-14 1:11:14 AM  

MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?


They can. But, it's in San Francisco. So if the cops found them, the DA would do nothing. So, why bother?

In Bizarro World they would be tracked down and arrested and prosecuted. But in Real World San Francisco, nothing happens to them. It's so... bizarre.
 
2022-08-14 5:30:54 AM  

Tom-Servo: MrSplifferton: He leaves his PayPal and cash app info, how can cops not use that to track the guy down?

They can. But, it's in San Francisco. So if the cops found them, the DA would do nothing. So, why bother?

In Bizarro World they would be tracked down and arrested and prosecuted. But in Real World San Francisco, nothing happens to them. It's so... bizarre.


We have a shiny new DA.

Initial impressions show she's not to be farked with. She reaped the entire existing staff to the point that the now ex SFADA is spending all her free time biatching and moaning on twitter about the new DA telling the entire old guard to not let the door hit their ass...  See for yourself https://twitter.com/LexaGrayner/status/1558579132350443520
 
2022-08-14 7:11:19 AM  
Set up a bait car. Wait for piece of shiat thief to smash a window, surprise him and break both of his hands with a hammer.
 
2022-08-14 9:56:48 AM  

squidloe: Set up a bait car. Wait for piece of shiat thief to smash a window, surprise him and break both of his hands with a hammer.


I'd bet whoever wrote it isn't stealing anything. It's probably a bored high school kid hoping to scam a few bucks after hearing about an increase in thefts in the area.

There is a bit of an implied threat, but I'm not a lawyer and I have no idea if the note is illegal. Extortion? I dunno. Probably? I don't know if the cops would track down and arrest this person. My experience with online type crimes is that 'no' they don't care. It would be very easy for a kid to convince themselves they couldn't get in trouble for this (and they are probably right as long as they don't get too big). And it would be hard to prove that the kid actually did it and not some other kid who was mad at him.

The notes were placed on the windshield. I could do that. Anyone could.

Print 50 flyers at the library for free and spend an 30 minutes putting them places. Minimum wage is like $17 an hour in San Francisco...so if the scammer makes $15 or so an hour from the notes, they come out on top. 3-4 people sending $5 out of fear, guilt or whatever... And it's tax free income.
 
2022-08-14 1:12:55 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: The idea that a stick shift would serve as a deterrent to car thieves -- most of whom are skilled at bypassing sophisticated anti-theft systems -- is a lot of bunk, says John Abounader, executive director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.
In fact, he and others say, a manual transmission is easier to steal.
"If I saw a car in a parking lot and there's nothing in front of it, I'd simply put it in neutral and push it away," says Sgt. Don Lusk, a veteran detective with the Michigan State Police auto theft squad in Detroit.


It isn't professionals that steal decades-old daily drivers.
 
2022-08-14 3:36:39 PM  
Ank-Morpork Thieves Guild Approved.
 
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