Be Careful When Handing Over your Keys!
I recieved this letter thru my e-mail at work and thought I would pass this on to all. I know most of us are aware of things like this happening, but I have to admit that I am guilty of giving my keys to a shop when having work done. Bad Idea!!! This happened in Las Vegas, but obviously, could happen anywhere.
I hope that I can post this, I feel I should tell everyone what has
happened to me. Last Sunday I took my car to a window tint shop,
(shop name removed) off of Sahara and Lamb. They are the ones with the
signs out for a $79 tint job. Anyways, it was a big headache, they
said it would take about an hour, but it ended up taking almost 8,
and costing $150 in the end. They did do a good job, and I have no
complaints about the tint. But once I had gotten home, I realized my
house key was missing off of my keychain. By that time the shop was
already closed for the day, along with Monday too. Not a big deal, my
husband just changed the locks right away. On tuesday I called the
shop, and of course they said they hadn't seen a key. On Wednesday
night, I noticed a few people sitting in a car right outside of my
garage. They had been there for a while, so I reported it as a
suspicous vehicle. Once the cops arrived, they 3 men in the car got
out, asualted the cop, and ran. After getting the dogs and
helicopters out here, they were able to find them, but in the car,
they also recovered my house key, along with more than 50 others. I
know now that I should not have given them my whole key chain, but I
just wasn't thinking at the time. I was home alone, with 2 small
kids, and it is really scary to think that if I hadn't called the
cops, they probably would have attempted to break into my home. The
tint shop has been contacted, but they are not really to concerned
about what has happened. I cant even get ahold of the shop owner. I
just don't want this to happen to anyone else out there. I have also
learned that since they didn't actually break into my house, they
will not be charged for attemted burlary, and even though the tint
shop employee had my key, since I did not physically see him remove
it from the key chain, they cant do anything about that either. I
guess it never pays to save a little money!
Last edited by 8aStang; 08-02-2005 at 06:29 PM.