> The guy that was on my Mach immediately tried to take off when they saw me
> at the window but he hit my trailer and got hung up on the MXZ ski; I think
> at that point he decided to wait until the other 2 guys had the MXZ running
> so they could all take off together. That gave me just enough time to get
> outside and around the building to chase them off. When I came around the
> corner running like mad and screaming death threats they took off.
> Unfortunately I wasn't well-dressed for minus 20 degree temps (t-shirt,
> jogging pants and bare feet) and I was more concerned about my property so I
> left the chase up to the police. They responded immediately, followed their
> tracks in the snow and caught all three a short time later. Hopefully the
> judge prosecutes to the full extent of the law.
Yeh right... two days of "community service", and an hour of
counseling. (community service seems to consist of refraining from
ripping off anyone else). Actually, you are lucky you did not catch
the thieves, either YOU would have been beaten to a pulp, or YOU would
have been charged with *** and battery.
> It's getting out of hand around here - last night my friend had his Blazer
> stolen out of the parking lot at his girlfriend's apartment; the thieves
> used it to smash through the fence at the local Yamaha dealer and steal a
> new Triton aluminum trailer, new SRX 700 and another late-model sled. To
> make matters worse, the police found his truck about an hour away,
> completely burnt up, with sled tracks leaving the scene. The trailer was
> nowhere to be found. Another local guy just had his sleds, trailer, tools
> and parts stolen out of his garage in broad daylight...time to take some
> drastic measures; Ontario used to be a nice place to live.
> >Ddi they make off with your Mach?
I left Ontario 22 years ago, and it was beginning to go down hill at
that time. I hate to think of what it is like now, but the people of
Ontario keep on electing Liberal governments, who seem to think the
crooks are just misguided people, who need a little coaching to keep
them from harming anyone. The only way to fix the problem is to elect
a government that is willing, and able, to crack down *** these
guys, and give the police the proper tools to do the job. Of course
that also means replacing most of the judges (who can, currently,
repeal any laws they don't like, and can overturn any "interference"
that they percieve that the government is imposing on them).
Just my $.03 ($.02 US)...
From the PC of Doug Bissett
doug.bissett at ibm.net