Getting things stolen is the worst. Well… there’s worse things. Being killed, for example, but let’s not go there.
So yeah. Having things stolen is bad. If not because you don’t have your possessions any more, but because there’s a hell of a lot of admin that can really get on top of you.
Reddit user, mfiasco, knows this all too well. She’s prone to having her car stolen – fairly frequently as we’re led to believe. Because of this, she’s forever having to pay the extortionate rates to get her car out of the impound and she really can’t afford that any more.
In a last ditch attempt to save herself the pain, she wrote a letter to potential thieves asking them to play nice… and they did. After her car got stolen, she got a call saying that it had been left somewhere where it wouldn’t be towed. Have a look at the letter…
If you’re reading this, you are probably stealing my car. I’m a nice person and likely would have given you a ride, but obviously we’re past that.
I would love to afford a car that doesn’t get stolen and burglarized all the time, but I’m broke and this is what I’m stuck with. So, you got me. Again.
You’re not going to get into trouble for stealing my car. As long as you don’t f**k around and kill a pedestrian, you’ll just leave this somewhere and go about your business. Nobody investigates this tomfoolery.
One quick favor: please do not leave my car somewhere it will get towed. If I have to deal with one more f**king impound lot holding my stolen shi**y Honda for ransom, I am going to lose my mind. And my car, because I can’t afford to keep bailing it out of car jail. If I had any money I would just go buy a goddamned car that wasn’t constantly getting stolen in the first place.
Please just leave my old piece of sh*t car in a neighborhood or something. There’s a note in this envelope; just stick it on the dash or under the wiper. A passerby will see it eventually and call me and then I can come get my car. No cops, no questions asked; I’m not even mad at you.
It’s win-win: I don’t have to deal with police reports, insurance claims, and tow trucks, and you don’t have to feel like a jerk for ruining the month of a nice person.
There are countless safe places to leave this thing. Drive the car, take my first aid kit and emergency supplies in the trunk (my stereo is worthless) and just leave this motherf**ker in front of someone’s house when you’re done with it.
Thank you. Enjoy your ride.
PS if you don’t mind committing another misdemeanor tonight, feel free to go throw a brick through the window of (redacted) Towing in Vancouver. They are literally the f**king worst. Thanks. Have a good night.
Not sure that would be my strategy but, you know, fair play to her. It seems to have worked. She said that she put the letter in this envelope which she found open on the passenger seat – so we have to assume the thief had a little look.
So sort of a happy story? I mean it would be nice if thieves weren’t a thing but, you know… one step at a time.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!