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Jan 09, 2017 11:02 |  #16

Yes, it's a tough lesson to learn. After living in Chicago and Atlanta, I do not keep anything visible in my car. If it's of any value I will put it in the trunk. If I'm coming from a shoot, I will either back image up on an external drive and/or put the cards in my pocket for safekeeping. My friends know that I leave nothing visible and give no reason for a thief to break into my car. Hell, a homeless person will break into your car if there's loose change or a piece of clothing visible. Why take the chance?


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Feb 16, 2017 08:56 |  #17

I carry my camera bag wherever I go. If I stop at a store or a restaurant, or anywhere I will actually be out of view of my vehicle, I pull out my backpack and strap it on, it goes with me.
I will not leave my camera bag in my vehicle at all because of the exact same reason in the article. I am not a professional photographer and do not make a living at it but, I don't want to lose any of my gear either.




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Feb 16, 2017 10:09 |  #18

Pathetic, I love how someone gets gear stolen from the trunk of her car and they instantly blame the victim it was her fault for leaving her stuff in a locked car in the trunk out of sight. Cause some scumbag low life decided to break into it and steal it. There are no victims anymore these days. they are always the ones instantly blamed for the issue. not the low life scum bag. I bet if she was carrying it and someone robbed her of it then the post would have been. it was her fault for carrying with her and not leaving it in the carvmad


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Feb 16, 2017 11:03 |  #19

"The story is pretty straight forward: A photographer parked her car on the street for a couple minutes in Boston and someone smashed the window and grabbed her bag including the cards with all the images. Now, she’s making a public plea to the thief to at least return the cards so she can deliver the irreplaceable images to her client."

I understand that the bag was visible, inside the car not in the trunk.


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Feb 16, 2017 11:35 |  #20

Bassat wrote in post #18223898 (external link)
They who? If you believe the Boston (area) police are even looking for this gear, please send me some of your smoking materials. Police take reports on stolen gear. The department may even give you a copy of the 'report' for insurance purposes. Rest assured, nobody from the police department is out looking for that gear.

Is Officer Bassat (or others on the Web Enforcement Squad) vigilently watching for the gear to show up on the POTN For Sale listings, so he can decide which item(s) to pounce on?

(presumably to return it to its rightful owner) :twisted:


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Feb 16, 2017 11:38 |  #21

tcphoto1 wrote in post #18275496 (external link)
"The story is pretty straight forward: A photographer parked her car on the street for a couple minutes in Boston and someone smashed the window and grabbed her bag including the cards with all the images. Now, she’s making a public plea to the thief to at least return the cards so she can deliver the irreplaceable images to her client."

I understand that the bag was visible, inside the car not in the trunk.

either way it was locked in the car. it was a scumbag who broke the window and took it. If she left the doors unlocked or the window down i would say it was not good choice on her part. but locked car the sole blame is on the scumbag.


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Feb 16, 2017 11:40 |  #22

05Xrunner wrote in post #18275524 (external link)
either way it was locked in the car. it was a scumbag who broke the window and took it. If she left the doors unlocked or the window down i would say it was not good choice on her part. but locked car the sole blame is on the scumbag.

Yes the thief is a scumbag. But don't tempt scumbags. They're not known for their impulse control.




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Feb 16, 2017 11:56 |  #23

05Xrunner wrote in post #18275524 (external link)
either way it was locked in the car. it was a scumbag who broke the window and took it. If she left the doors unlocked or the window down i would say it was not good choice on her part. but locked car the sole blame is on the scumbag.

but...The photographer in the embedded video stated, that "my windows had been broken in, and my equipment had been taken away from the trunk of my car".


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Nogo
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Feb 16, 2017 12:20 |  #24

Many cars have a truck release in the car. My car has one right next to the gas door release. You can't lock it out except to lock it every time you go in the trunk. When you lock the trunk with a key you have to twist the key all the way to the left or the trunk release in the car is unlocked. I had to read the owners manual before I realized this. Few people read the owners manual from cover to cover so I imagine most drivers are not even aware of the fact that their trunk is only half way locked if they don't twist the lock all the way to the left every time they use the key in the trunk.


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Feb 16, 2017 16:16 |  #25

Nogo wrote in post #18275563 (external link)
Many cars have a truck release in the car. My car has one right next to the gas door release. You can't lock it out except to lock it every time you go in the trunk. When you lock the trunk with a key you have to twist the key all the way to the left or the trunk release in the car is unlocked. I had to read the owners manual before I realized this. Few people read the owners manual from cover to cover so I imagine most drivers are not even aware of the fact that their trunk is only half way locked if they don't twist the lock all the way to the left every time they use the key in the trunk.

My Legacy doesn't have a key operated lock barrel on the bootlid or any other complete lockout function. Once someone breaks into the main cabin they can easily open the boot. The function you describe is only any use if the vehicle (sedan) does not have split fold rear seats or a ski port too.


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Feb 28, 2017 18:04 |  #26

OUCH! I hope she at least gets her cards back, but I wouldn't hold my breath. That's sad.


The Captain and crew finally got their stuff together, now if we can only remember where we left it. :cool:

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Mar 15, 2017 11:30 |  #27

Nogo wrote in post #18275563 (external link)
Many cars have a truck release in the car. My car has one right next to the gas door release. You can't lock it out except to lock it every time you go in the trunk. When you lock the trunk with a key you have to twist the key all the way to the left or the trunk release in the car is unlocked. I had to read the owners manual before I realized this. Few people read the owners manual from cover to cover so I imagine most drivers are not even aware of the fact that their trunk is only half way locked if they don't twist the lock all the way to the left every time they use the key in the trunk.

my 2015 civic has the ability to lock the trunk release from inside the car using the key


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David ­ Arbogast
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Mar 15, 2017 17:15 |  #28

I wouldn't care about the gear - insurance - but it's got to be horribly painful to let the B&G know that they won't be getting any photos of their event. Can't imagine it. :cry:


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Mar 16, 2017 05:37 |  #29

Ouch thats horrible.


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Mar 16, 2017 08:24 as a reply to Wilt's post |  #30

Yeah, I heard that to, but from what is shown in the video, no, she had it in the back seat. Otherwise the thief had to know what was in the trunk before she parked it since she came from somewhere else. That was a crime of opportunity...a bag in sight...smash and grab..


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