Wednesday, April 09, 2008


On Sunday, I took my kids to the Oakridge Mall. We often go there on Sundays to get ice cream and to play at the indoor playground there. That's exactly what we were doing this past Sunday. As we were walking to our car, I saw a terrible site. Our car had been broken in to. It was my wife's Toyota Sienna. Somebody had broken the driver side window so they could steal the DVD system we had in the car for the kids to watch. It was a portable system we bought over a year ago, with two monitors, one for each of our kids. One of the major selling points for us was that it was portable, so we could use it either in our minivan or in my car. Turns out that this was a selling point for thieves as well.

Needless to say I was pretty furious to have my car damaged and my property stolen. The thief was obviously an idiot. He forgot to take the power cord to the DVD system, so it will not even play for him. Of course the worst part was having to explain to my children what had happened and why they no longer had a "TV in the car."

One of the other disturbing things that came out of all of this was that it led Crystal to discover We went on there and put in our address. It is truly disturbing to see how much crime goes on. It made me depressed to think that maybe we have picked a bad place to live. I scrolled around the Bay Area, and everywhere was pretty bad. Even very expensive areas like Los Gatos showed a huge amount of theft, burglaries, etc. in just the last week.

1 comment:

Colin D said...

There's also now too.