15 Nov 2001 dto   » (Journeyer)

My encounter with crime!

At 3:45 this morning I snapped awake to a phone call from the UMass police, saying I needed to come down to the parking lot because my car had been broken into. I parked facing the riverwalk in the corner, and apparently some sketchy folks have been trying to steal stereos out of cars along that area (it makes for an easy getaway). The police car came and stopped them from doing further damage, since they ran away and weren't captured.

One of my rear-door windows is smashed, and the stereo was destroyed in their attempt to crowbar it out. (Apparently they didn't realize it was a detachable-face stereo, and tried to remove it wholesale.) So now I've got a plastic Newbury Comics bag taped over the window. Luckily it's on the side without all the parking stickers I need :-).

I will really miss my CD player until it's replaced. The whole incident has made me realize how much I love my little red Saturn :-/ ...

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