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Mar 14, 2016 13:39 |  #1

I hope they catch the jerk that did this!

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Mar 18, 2016 00:29 |  #2

Ouch. That always sucks to hear stuff like that. This is one reason why I like having tinted windows. But I also try to put the gear or backpack I have with me somewhere not just sitting out in the open. Cover it with a sweatshirt or towel just to make it look more like a clump of clothes... I hope they catch the thief.


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Mar 30, 2016 10:16 as a reply to  @ kawi_200's post |  #3

Might be a good reason to have a hard shell case for SD cards. Put cards into the case and pocket/purse if you aren't able to take your cameras home immediately for processing.

I hope the thief suffers a worse fate than the photographer after all is over.

Also, even though I don't steal, I am always aware that anything could be under some kind of surveillance or have a tracking device. Thieves are so dum. They never think of that, and it often works out for them that they don't. After all, if they were smart or had awareness, they wouldn't really be thieves, right?

Thieves are a menace to society.


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Jul 31, 2016 12:18 |  #4

kawi_200 wrote in post #17939241 (external link)
Ouch. That always sucks to hear stuff like that. This is one reason why I like having tinted windows. But I also try to put the gear or backpack I have with me somewhere not just sitting out in the open. Cover it with a sweatshirt or towel just to make it look more like a clump of clothes... I hope they catch the thief.

I keep anything valuable in the trunk. And I don't put it back there, then walk away. Stow gear, drive away, then at the next stop, no one has any idea what's in the trunk. Since my camera uses two cards, I'd have kept one copy of the photos in my pocket or given them to an assistant.




  
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Oct 05, 2016 12:43 |  #5

Oh man that sucks. I've read too many articles just like this about how a photog or musician parked the car and went inside for only a few minutes and BAM, everything is gone.

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Oct 14, 2016 08:04 |  #6

kawi_200 wrote in post #17939241 (external link)
Ouch. That always sucks to hear stuff like that. This is one reason why I like having tinted windows. But I also try to put the gear or backpack I have with me somewhere not just sitting out in the open. Cover it with a sweatshirt or towel just to make it look more like a clump of clothes... I hope they catch the thief.

Thieves know how to look for lumps of clothes or blankets that clearly have something underneath them. Best bet is to just keep your bag on you whenever you make a stop.


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Dec 22, 2016 18:31 |  #7

Morals are not determined by level of intelligence.

Keep all gear out of sight totally. Never leave it alone.


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Dec 25, 2016 11:20 |  #8

I don't have a trunk, I keep a cooler in the back where I can stash my bag. Keeps it out of sight.




  
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Dec 25, 2016 11:22 |  #9

rick_reno wrote in post #18223255 (external link)
I don't have a trunk, I keep a cooler in the back where I can stash my bag. Keeps it out of sight.

Put some Bud Light stickers on the cooler to ensure no one tries stealing it.




  
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Dec 25, 2016 12:40 |  #10

kawi_200 wrote in post #17939241 (external link)
Ouch. That always sucks to hear stuff like that. This is one reason why I like having tinted windows. But I also try to put the gear or backpack I have with me somewhere not just sitting out in the open.


mike_d wrote in post #18082687 (external link)
I keep anything valuable in the trunk.

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

Sometimes the only thing that can be left visible is what appears to be a diaper bag of soiled diapers.


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Dec 25, 2016 13:58 |  #11

Hard lesson learned. Next time she won't leave gear in the car.


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Dec 25, 2016 13:59 |  #12

Wilt wrote in post #18223308 (external link)
Sometimes the only thing that can be left visible is what appears to be a diaper bag of soiled diapers.

You were watching Scott Kelby last week huh?


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Dec 26, 2016 09:45 |  #13

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18223350 (external link)
Hard lesson learned. Next time she won't leave gear in the car.

Exactly right. This is nothing new. She knew better but was too lazy to take the equipment with her. I hate thieves, but most are opportunist...give them an opportunity and they'll steal you blind. Don't give them the opportunity in the first place.




  
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Dec 26, 2016 11:15 |  #14

Shawn_BS wrote in post #17935106 (external link)
I hope they catch the jerk that did this!

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kawi_200 wrote in post #17939241 (external link)
Ouch. That always sucks to hear stuff like that. This is one reason why I like having tinted windows. But I also try to put the gear or backpack I have with me somewhere not just sitting out in the open. Cover it with a sweatshirt or towel just to make it look more like a clump of clothes... I hope they catch the thief.

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.


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Dec 27, 2016 19:24 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #15

I keep my memory cards on me as I'm shooting. They're going into a water protected case and I'm not letting them go until I've copied them onto a drive.
Too many stories where photographers go through this nightmare.


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