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Old 12-12-2011, 04:34 AM   #1
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Suspicious activity? Time for gps/security alarm....

Check this s#it out....

Saturday 12/10/11 I had to work a night shift 10p - 3a, I live Baytown and had to commute to Humble for this job. That night it was pretty chilly out but because I havent been riding in about two weeks I decided I could deal with cold and ride to work...on to good stuff

Got to work about 10p... this was the first time I took my bike out and left it out since I bought it. I usually just go for a ride and go back home. Anyway, The bike was parked in a well lit isolated part of the parking lot which was the only spot I could keep an eye on it. There was a door facing that part of the parking lot which would take me literally 3 seconds for me to run to my bike if need be. Being so late at night, I didnt see any reason for anyone to have to be in this portion of the parking lot and figure I wont have much to worry about....or so I thought...

About 1030, I looked out and I saw a single black male, seat leaned all the way back, in a gray buick late 90s- parked about 2 rows back facing my bike. I saw he was on phone and I just sat there watching him. I had my 357 sig with me so I was ready he got out of the car twice but never approach my bike. He could see me inside and saw I was looking out...he was there for about total an hour then left. Thinking I was just being a paranoid freak I dismissed all concerns and back to work I went.

About 115 am a white ford pick up slow rolls by my bike, and parks about 1 row away from my bike with the tailgate pointing to my bike. A black male with a hoodie covering his face gets out, opens and sits on the tail gate and gets on the phone. and not liking the set up I see taking place I go outside and pretend to make a few phone calls so he can see me.

He just sat on his tailgate and paced around on his phone with his hoodie up while I stood outside pretending to be on phone. After about 15 mins I went inside but watched through the door window. After about 5-10 minutes he leaves.

At this point I started to think to myself....WTF??? Am I being a paranoid freak or did I seriously witness my bike getting cased twice!?!?!?

About 230am, im getting ready to finish up and I notice a dark colored pickup parked near corner of parking lot facing my bike. It was parked along a building casting a shadow on it and I only noticed it there because the parking lights were on. Keep in mind its 230am, all the businesses at this parking lot are closed...WTF!? I keep an eye on it and at one point the interior dome lights get turned on and I saw there was atleast 3 heads, maybe 4. It looked like they were looking for something in center console then they turn lights off.

Now I couldnt help but think these guys were fixing to either try beat out of me and take my bike or simply mad grab and leave some tread. Again I went out side, and just got on my phone and kept looking at thier truck. I really couldnt see what was going on inside so after about 15 mins I went back in and grabbed my stuff. I geared up in front of window, put my sig in my pocket and walked outside. I looked at the pickup as walk to my bike, turned it on and took off. Made it home without any issues or a tail

I knew motorcycle theft was a big thing here in Houston but OMFG I seriously didnt think I would experience it this soon after purchasing my bike....looks like im going to need to buy a security alarm system with phone alerts and gps tracking STAT....

Ugh, I hate theives...
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:45 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:54 AM   #3
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Could have called the PD and reported suspicious vehicle...
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:55 AM   #4
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Dam sux man, paranoia can be ur best friend,u should of written down the plates while u were pretending to "text"
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:26 AM   #5
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Dam sux man, paranoia can be ur best friend,u should of written down the plates while u were pretending to "text"
That's a good idea, just in case they come back next time. Is there a security guard around or in another parking lot they could watch out for it? (security guards are just as liable to steal a bike but the ones I see are like 95 year olds)
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #6
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f*ck these thieves man!. i would hold off on riding to work for a while. and park it closer to your door if you can.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:10 AM   #7
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i would have gone up to introduced myself, offered him a coffee and see if he wanted to chat about firearms for a while.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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i would have gone up to introduced myself, offered him a coffee and see if he wanted to chat about firearms for a while.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:34 AM   #9
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That's a good idea, just in case they come back next time. Is there a security guard around or in another parking lot they could watch out for it? (security guards are just as liable to steal a bike but the ones I see are like 95 year olds)

thanks I still work part time commission work. :-)
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #10
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Could have called the PD and reported suspicious vehicle...
True, but then he wouldn't get the chance to possibly kill a thief.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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it's better to be safe than sorry
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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almost robbed. lucky they didn't try to beat/shoot/kill you over the bike they were fixing to steal. lucky for them they didn't load up your bike then get shot at. unlucky for us two crooks are out stealing other bikes and who knows what else.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #14
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Maybe they were just hot boxing.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:39 AM   #15
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It sucks. But it happens all too often. My first 600 got stolen from me before i even made my 2nd payment on the bike. If lo-jack had been more affordable, i would have had it installed on my bike but at the time, i couldn't afford it. May have made a difference for me.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:27 AM   #17
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That is very suspicious- what kinda parking lot?

I'd def try to park closer to the door if I were you. Pulling that late of a shift, I doubt many people would be there to "complain" about it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:55 AM   #18
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should have called the leo & given them description of people & vehicles.
They were quite possilby intending to take your bike , but be careful of legal action if you shoot one.
Another thing , is the crooks carry weapons too , so be ready for a gun fight or should I say " return fire " .
You might win the case , but spend a load of money for defense & looking over your shoulder from then on out.
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I wouldn't have made my presence known until I saw them approach/start to grab the bike. Then come out shooting!! Then you still have your bike and 1-3 less thieves out there for the rest of us to deal with!

I'm sure there are more than 1 member who will replenish your ammo for that!

Edit:Park close enough where you can setup a barricade for return fire!
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i wonder if they nabbed his motorcycle license plate to find out where he lives. scout motto: be prepared.
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