My daughter's Toyota Camry (wotta POS!) was stolen twice from in front of my house. The first time it happened, I filed a report over the phone with the Sheriff's Department and they I went driving around the neighborhood and found it about a mile away...within two blocks of the local high school. No damage and only a few things missing. Called the cops and told them I had located the car and they asked me to wait there for the officer they'd dispatched. Interesting conversation followed...turns out the Camry is the number 1 stolen car in the county due to the crappy ignition lock system. Simply file down the teeth of any Toyota and presto! You've got a "jiggle key" that will unlock any other Toyota.
The second time it was stolen from in front my house in broad daylight, I filed the report immediately and requested they not tow the car when it was located as I have friends with a towing company. About a week later I got a call at 3:30AM from the Sheriff's Department to let me know they'd found the car in front of a trouble spot across town. Apparently the thie(f/ves) broke off their jiggle key in the ignition lock. They didn't know about the key release button behind the ignition. Jumped the car's dead battery and drove it home.
Moral of the story is that you can't rely solely on law enforcement. The motivated citizen is a highly effective solution.
I'm hoping everything works out for you.
Kit (AKA Cranky Kong)
Total Total Impulse as BAR: 7,753.69 Ns (Equivalent to a 51% M motor.)
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