More Hoboken GPS horror stories

3/17/2010 Update:

Since Hoboken411 became the de facto community site in the Mile Square four years ago – I’ve been telling everyone to remove all tell-tale signs that any valuables are in your car. That it just begs a burglar to disrupt your life with stolen items, damaged property and annoying insurance procedures. GPS theft happens on a weekly basis here in Hoboken.

Well today, Hoboken resident Catherine tells a humorous story of her recent car burglary situation. Glad to see she found a lighter way to deal with the circumstance!

Wipe the GPS circles, damnit!

“so, i wake up this morning, in a relatively good mood and i leave my apartment at 6:14, a whole minute early. i walk to my car and i see the dunkin’ donuts cup i left in my cupholder on the drivers side floor. i think to myself, wow, it mustve been windy [insert laugh here, i realize how retarded my thought process was], and then i go to unlock my door and its not locked, so i think to myself, great catherine, your forgot to lock your car. and then i got in.

needless to say, you probably know where this is going, my car was broken into by hobokens finest. they took all my quarters for tanning [to be expected], the skirt i was going to return [thank god i got it on sale], my ipod fm tuner [not too bad, considering it doesnt charge the newest ipod], but the biggest kick in the ball – my gps – which is all of three months old. of course they probably saw the suction circles on the window that my dad says to clean because people look for that [of course i didnt], and it was in my glove box which my ex always said to lock because ‘jerseys not like your town catherine” [of course, im stubborn and i never do]. aye.

on a humorous note, they also stole my spare brush and all my pens, and the random garbage that was in there [free car cleaning!]. additionally, they took my hot pink dust pan [which some of you know is actually my window scraper and a shovel to dig my car out when it snows] – good thing blizzard season is over! they did leave my ezpass [guess they dont like the bridges and tunnels] and my guidebook to long island restaurants!

anyways, thought this might make you laugh… and really, clean the stupid circles off the window!”

SEE ORIGINAL HOBOKEN411 POST AFTER THE JUMP…

6/23/2008:

Don’t be dumb with your GPS!

In today’s “no duh” entry, a friendly reminder about car burglaries in Hoboken.

It’s been reported over and over in the Hoboken411 recent crimes section, and if you own anything of value, you should know better. But simple car thefts such as stolen iPods and GPS units in Hoboken have always been steady, but have lately been on the rise (or at least being reported by police.) Not sure if we have more criminals committing the crimes, or just more lazy, unsuspecting visitors/residents in town.

But the advice is simple: Make sure any electronic valuables are NOT IN PLAIN SIGHT when you park your car.

Would you leave cash on your dashboard?

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37 Comments on "More Hoboken GPS horror stories"

hobposer
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hobposer

I like that with my GPS i can set the tone of the voice to reflect a foreign dialect. I have a ladies voice and a mans and they can speak in english and british tones. I was told there is a site where you can download different languages to use on the gps’s. I would love to drive around and someone telling me in Ku where to go. Anyone know this site?

clinton81
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clinton81

people need to be smarter. as one user suggested, you can use a friction pad mount for your gps. personally, i use a vent clip for my gps unit b/c it’s cheap, effective, and stores easily in your glove compartment. amazon has some, for example: amazon.com/Arkon-GN047-Removable-Mo...ics&qid=1268948689&sr=8-1

upyurs
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upyurs

WE WERE LIED TO. WHERE IS OUR 25% TAX DECREASE?

catherine.kislowski
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catherine.kislowski

you wouldn’t believe what happened with the police if i told you…i called just to let them know it was going on, they told me to come and report it. it only went downhill from there.

i do dislike capital letters and apostrophes, and tend to use,,, instead of … a lot. at 28, i should probably get over that! that story was just cut and pasted to the email i sent the guys in my building. i didnt think it was actually going to make it into hoboken411, and only submitted it because someone told me to ;o)

if nothing else, i hope you all enjoyed the story!

In response to upyurs who said:
WE WERE LIED TO. WHERE IS OUR 25% TAX DECREASE?

plywood
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plywood

Oh, I get it now, those are GPS rings.
I thought people were doing an ersatz Olympic tribute on their windshield.

homeworld
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Catherine doesn’t like apostrophes.

plywood
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plywood

im wondering what ee cummings would make of the writing style or should we just capitalize on the punctuation

In response to homeworld who said:
Catherine doesn’t like apostrophes.

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