Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Sir Homey, Jun 12, 2013.
good on you for reporting it. too many folks don't.
hope they find them.
That's good, if they don't break in to find the gun. A year or so back I read someone's suggestion to leave a tube of head lice cream on the dash. But that assumes they can or do read.
It would be a shame if people like these individuals had a mountaineering accident! Falling on boulders can be hazardous to one's health!
If a dozen car prowlers had the shit kicked out of them in the same summer, I wonder if word would get out. But not just beaten, beaten in such a way as to send a message. Hooks stuck in their face. Choked with Maxima. Long thin welts across their back that can only be made by wailing on someone with the bottom 2 sections of a rod. . I picture them having an organization. They have a newsletter, go to meetings etc. So if we can catch a few of them, and beat their asses, in the summer issue of The Dash (that's the newsletter) the safety committee chair writes an article advising against plying their trade near any bodies of water.
ive always wanted to make a bait car and basically go thief trapping
You better be willing to take it all the way,these guys have no fear, ive already had a brawl in the river with a tweeker and a broken beer bottle, lil' blood lose but it ended with him underwater and his tail between his legs. Point being,it ain't worth your life or property. I was lucky.
Water does wonderful things to DNA, I would have held him under until all movement ceased. Broken beer bottle I would consider an attempt on my life.
True that. Everybody talks tough on the internet. Real life, not so much.
There's a number of fisheries in Oregon where the vehicles of fly anglers are targeted. Evidently, the tweakers have no problem selling stolen flyfishing equipment (Craig's List, E-Bay, Mexico, etc). For this reason, I don't have any flyfishing ID stickers on my vehicle... there's no reason to advertise.
Beating up drug addicts probably won't help much. They'll continue to break into vehicles to steal whatever they can to buy drugs... addiction is just that and can not be beat out of someone.
The only thing you can do is protect your stuff by leaving only the least expensive items in the vehicles -- like rod tubes and gear bags.
Sometimes, the price to repair the vehicle from the break in exceeds the price of the items the thieves are attempting to steal. So don't leave anything in sight to give a tweaker reason to start breaking glass.
Hey, I was just kidding. I'm a peace loving individual, doncha know...
I caught someone trying to break the window in my truck two summers ago on the south fork of the snoqualmie, the exit just past north bend. I came up from the river and heard a pretty loud bang coming from the gravel lot, almost sounded like a .22. I kinda of hid behind another car as I approach and saw some shit head trying to throw a rock through my window. The bang was the rock bouncing off the first time i assume. Left a nice scratch but didnt break the window. I promptly drew my Nighthawk .45 and stepped out from behind the car I was behind. I didnt even have to say anything, he immediately saw me, his eyes got about the size of golf balls... I dont think he had ever starred down the barrel of a gun before. he started saying "oh god don't shoot me and stuff along those lines" I told him to lay face down on the ground and put his hands out in front of him. I called the cops while holding him at gun point, told him it will be illadvised for his own health for him to move. Once the cops arrived they asked me to holster my weapon, I did so, state trooper came up and then removed it from my holster. This is where it got good. The tweaker tried telling the cop I was trying to rob him! the cop came over and verified with me before arresting him. They found numerous Credit Cards that did not belong to the guy in his wallet.
Who knows maybe the same dip shit is back at it??
I have fished the South Sno Fork off exit 38 at Olallie State parks a few times recently and that road that goes thru the park that parallels the river for has some incredibly strange people living in there old cars and home made campers, I counted about 7 old cars that people are living in within a 1 mile stretch. I have no doubt that they are breaking into every car they can along i90, When you see them walking around it is obvious they have not showered or been in civilization for a long time, they obviously are not working so breaking into cars is their only source of income. When I go there now I only park in the parking lot behind the rangers house, someone is usually always there and it has access to the river and a trail that borders the river.
More and more I am liking the idea of pay the Hancock fee and just fishing the NF. If only for the piece of mind regarding car break ins it is worth the $200
Assjacks... I'm really getting tired of the growing population of assjacks! I never had the patience or empathy for people that do stuff like this... and don't any of you start with the BS rationale why we should. Worse yet, all the laws of civility and, the more recent drubbing of our 2nd amendment rights, seems to embolden them. Yeah, I know, it's not worth shooting someone over an act like this, but be honest, wouldn't like to see the look on the SOB's face thinking he's about to get a new pour spout?
What can one do? If you did get to him and pummel him, you would likely face an assault charge... or be spending piles of time and $$ defending yourself. If you were legally carrying and attempted to use it to keep them there while you called the authorities...how might that have ended up? So really, what the hell does one have at their disposal in a situation like this? Oh yeah, I remember from a similar Skagit break-in post when one of our uber's suggested that buying and driving a piece of shit vehicle, with nothing in the car, was the sensible response... please spare us and don't respond to this thread .
For sure if those that are caught were made examples of the message would get around the assjack community...but it does not and that is trending the wrong way...basically that there is no downside for their actions. A society losing its moral compass has an ugly ending...
Great job, Selvar. Just curious--any grief from either of the officers for using lethal force to hold this guy? I also carry on the water for exactly this reason. Just curious if they made a distinction between protecting your person (you weren't physically threatened) and your property. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you'd prefer.
Kind of sounds like restrained use of the force necessary to effect a citizen's arrest. Nobody got hurt.