Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Burgled! I didn't think this happened to RVers...

At Pine Mountain RV Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee...

We had returned from an evening concert when Sandy noticed that things weren't right in Phannie's bedroom. Her usually meticulous arrangement of the vanity area was in a state of disarray, and the usually neatly stacked bed pillows had tumbled down on the bed. She opened the drawer containing her jewelry case and found it closed. Opening it quickly, she shrieked to find it completely empty. By that time, I had stepped into the kitchen and noticed that my Apple MacBook was missing from its usual perch on top of the cabinet under the window. Not again! We were instantly transported back to our discovery of the burglary of our house a couple of years ago, and the feeling of violation was no less intense now. A quick inventory of the rest of the coach revealed nothing else missing, although there were numerous other items of value that were visible. The police found the window over the couch shattered, but not punctured, so the thieves didn't enter that way. We were left to conclude that I had not fully engaged the door deadbolt when we left for the evening, and they must have been able to jimmy it back open.  Note: I am having trouble posting with my iPad, so I will have to give more details in a few days when I purchase another computer.

18 comments:

  1. Dreadful. What an awful thing to find when you return from a fun evening out.

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  2. Oh no. I am so sorry this happened to you guys. That would be so horrible to come home to. I hope you guys are recovering emotionally. Hugs.

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  3. We were robbed on our first RV trip in New Zealand, on a sunny Sunday morning while going for a hike. Came back to a broken winow and my purse was gone. Gave us a perspective on life we didn't want to have. I guess it can happen to anyone. Anywhere. Glad you wern't home and threatened or hurt.

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  4. Oh my ... so sorry. When we were living in Salt Lake City, we were burgled the day after we returned from a trip, so I well understand that feeling of violation.

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  5. So sorry this happened to you guys, and SOOOO glad you are both OK!...Stay safe!

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  6. So sorry to hear this. I rarely hear of people getting robbed while RVing, but I guess there are criminals everywhere.

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  7. Mike & Sandy, Hugs to you dear friends. Can't tell you how shocked and how sorry we are. This is so rare for the RV family because we look out for each other.
    I just hate it that there are such scumbags in the world we live in, and that good people are the ones victimized.
    Love you guys!

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  8. Mike and Sandy,

    Sorry to hear about your 'being violated'. We lived in Pittsburgh, PA for a couple of years (a transfer with my company), and we came back from an Easter trip to Gettysburg to find the back door to our home kicked in. A lot of things missing, but the feeling of being violated was a major shock!!

    I remember having to make a list of missing things for the insurance company!! It is a chore to inventory what you still have........... it is vey difficult to remember what you don't have anymore!!

    Y'all certainly have a our sympathy and best wishes to get through this.

    Richard

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  9. Terrible:( Have not had a problem with the RV so far, but had two house break ins while living in OKC, both within a two week period. Probably the same deadbeats.

    I know how hard it is to deal with this.

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  10. So sorry you had this happen. We were burgled in November last year in southern Arizona. They didn't have long because I wasn't gone long but they (and it had to be a "they") rifled and took much foodstuff from boxes outside. A water jug, too. It does make you feel someone is watching. Creepy.

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  11. I've been a long time reader, never a poster, but wanted to share my thoughts of shock and sadness. I cannot imagine how frightening this was, and the unsettled feeling of being violated. My husband and I RV close to home, not nearly as adventurous as you, and I think I always felt a sense of safety that I should rethink. Again, so sorry - happy you are safe. Diane Carol

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  12. Sorry it happened to you. Definitely not a nice way to end an evening.

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  13. I'm so sorry this happened to you. If my computer and cell phone were stolen, I'd be devastated. This is a great reminder to us all to ALWAYS lock up when we leave our RVs. Good luck.

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  14. Sorry this happened. Glad it wasn't worse. Could have come home to an empty parking place. There is more RV fun ahead, so enjoy and don't let this bump in the road get you down.

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss, does your MacBook have the location sensor enabled? Mine has a "find my my Mac" app built in that allows me to locate it if lost, haven't had to use it but it's an option. My son had his iphone taken and was able to locate it with his ipad, turned out he knew the guy that lived at that address and was standing next to at a bar the night before. Apple store should be able to help with information about finding it even if the app wasn't activated.
    Mickey

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