Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
seems pretty reasonable actually
keys prevent unauthorized use
you fail to take the basic step of keeping somebody from driving off in your car by leaving the keys
Dude they can take it sooooo much further than that, I'm gonna threadjack now.
In 1999 we had a huge re-enlistment party for a guy I work with. Too many people got shitfaced, my wife offered to drive 3 of the shitfaced retards back to my house and they could sleep in my living room. 4 hours later, the cops KICK IN my fucking door with guns drawn screaming police yadayadayada. I have 0 idea WTF is going on, I'm completely lost, flashlights, guns, charges of communicating threats, hit and run, DUI, etc. all thrown at me.
Turns out, one of the 3 drunken fuckwits who was in my unit couldn't sleep and decided to go get a piece of ass. My car keys were hanging in the kitchen where my wife left them. He took the keys, drove to Jville whores house to get laid. She wasn't in the mood for drunken rutting so he gets pissed off and tells her he's gonna kill her. She pulls butcher knife and cuts him, he jumps in my car and runs back towards my house.
On the way he runs through a yard, takes out two trees and a stop sign, destroys my fucking car, and leaves it on the side of the road walking back to my place. The cops take her call, find the car, and raid my fucking house when I have no clue WTF is going on. Turns out I
am responsible for his idiocy because my keys were "available" to him since I let the fucking twat sleep in my house. I had to get a lawyer to the tune of several grand to make my charges go away because I was just being a good Samaritan by letting him sleep in my house instead of driving home drunk and he stole my fucking car. The car however was locked in impound until after the court date, his lawyer kept postponing his date trying to get him out of it and by the time he was found guilty I owed the fucking city 10k nearly.
I said it before and I'll say it again, it's all about money be it insurance money, ticket money, tax money, fuck you money, however those cocksuckers from the gooberment can fucking screw you out of a dime or make you forfeit your property so they can sell it they will.
I have NEVER done a "good deed" like that again thanks to that cocksucker. Even the idiot motherfucking Gunny I worked for at the time was trying to charge me under the UCMJ for it because he was a worthless cunt trying to make a name for himself in a new unit by showing he was a hard ass. Thank God the SgtMaj we had knew me well enough he made those charges disappear and had me orders to a new unit in about 5 days so I could get away from that mess.