And, how did you handle it?
I ask because some jackass has been stealing from my truck lately. First thing was just a water bottle lying in the back. I assumed my wife probably took it when she was going out with the kids and it was convenient. I didn't find out she had not taken it until after my cooler got swiped from the back also. Normally I had the thing tied down in back but i had taken it out for some hauling and not tied it back down. Most recently a empty doughnut box was thrown in the back.
I'm pretty sure all three of these happened during the three times I recently stayed late at work, between 4 & 5 PM. I know for sure that's the case for the cooler and the trash thrown in the truck. I think the piece of shit built his confidence with the water then felt like he owned me after he got the cooler and could completely disrespect by chucking trash.
What amazes me is there is a big window right in front of where I park, it's dark inside and the prick would have no idea if someone is looking out when he goes by. He's just chancing that no one is. I don't have anything going on after work tomorrow so i plan to be looking out between 4 & 5. I'll probably also scatter some water bottles or something else of minor value in back.
My initial plan if I were to catch someone was to go out there and kick ass. If there was more than one, I'd pepper spray them, then drop a few haymakers. But then, damn thoughts and reason started creeping into my head. I've got a pregnant wife, a couple of kids and a good job. Probably best if I don't fuck up and get arrested or something. I figured I could sit up on the roof and spray garlic oil down on them. That would literally ruin their lives for at least a week but it wouldn't put fear in their hearts. I want them to fear the psycho who owns that truck, not do something they are likely to seek retaliation for.
So, back to my original question, how have you handled it when you caught someone, or, how do you think you might handle it? By the way, if it's of any help, I park my truck in a fairly secluded alley.