~The Police Were Called!~

My Dog! =)
Jacksonville, Florida
February 27, 2016 4:55pm CST
My husband went to the store and the kids stayed home with me while he went. The girls were in their room with their friend who is playing for a few hours today. Our dog jumped up at their bedroom window and barked. The girls looked out and saw 2 guys trying to steal their bikes! The neighbor also saw the guys trying to steal from us and called 911. I called my husband and he got here really fast! Thank God for our dog and a really good neighbor who is always watching! The guys ran and have not been caught (unfortunately) but I hope they do not come back. Next time I might let my dog outside. UPDATE-They DID steal my son's bike! I am SO angry right now as he just got that for Christmas!!
28 people like this
25 responses
@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
27 Feb 16
That was my thought, "who let the dog out, woof woof woof woof!" LOL
5 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@1wldngl Yeah next time my dog will be let out and they will be very sorry!
1 person likes this
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies Unless they stole it. But most likely if it's kid's there's not much danger of that.
1 person likes this
@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
29 Feb 16
@dawnald You never know, kids are mean nowdays. I'd be scared for my dog too.
@JudyEv (96559)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Feb 16
That was lucky. Now they know you have a dog, they may not come back. Most thieves are cowards too.
3 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@JudyEv Yeah I am hoping they don't ever come back! They will find out how mean my dog can be if they do!
2 people like this
• United States
27 Feb 16
That is low of the guys trying to steal from you. I hope they don't ever come around again - or get caught.
2 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I am so angry because they stole my son's bike that he just got for Christmas! I hope they get caught too.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies Oh no - I thought they ended up not stealing any bikes. That's a shame people steal. Probably you will have to tell your kids to put the bikes in the garage or in the house, or shed? Out of sight from strangers when they're done riding their bikes.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby We didn't think theu got any either until our son went looking for his and it was gone. =( We now have the girls bikes in our laundry room locked up so they cannot be taken. I hate having to live this way though.
1 person likes this
@Elizaby (3381)
• Pensacola, Florida
28 Feb 16
Please put those bikes in a safer place and get chains and a lock if you don't have another place to lock them up and teach you kids to make sure they are locked up when not in use. Alos get the serial numbers off each bike and keep it recorded in case someone else does make off with the bikes (take a picture of each bike and write the serial number on the picture. Hope your son's bike is found
2 people like this
@TheHorse (51486)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
It probably won't be found. Bike thefts are pretty low priority for most police departments.
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@Elizaby Well now the bikes are in the laundry room locked up. It just makes me mad that we have to live this way! I don't think it will be found but I do hope it is.
1 person likes this
@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb 16
I hope they find the bike, even if they don't catch the thieves. A few years ago I found three bikes stuck in the woods near my house. I brought them up to the house and called the Sheriff's office to ask if anyone had reported stolen bikes. They said so the next day I put the bikes out in my driveway to see if anyone would come and claim them. The next thing I know a detective from the Sheriff's department is in my driveway asking me where I got the bikes as they matched a description of some bikes stolen in the neighborhood the day before. I asked him if he'd come because of the call I'd made and he said no, no one at headquarters had said anything about it. Great communication, eh? The kids got their bikes back but the thieves were never caught.
2 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@dwdavis They usually don't have good communication unfortunately. I know they don't here either. I'm glad those kids got their bikes back. It's awesome that you found them for the kids. I hope my son geta his back too, he's very upset about it. =(
@TheHorse (51486)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
This ticks me off. When I was tutoring a 10-year-old in Oakland, someone drove by the house across the street and fired several rounds into the house. My "student's" mom got a description of the car whence the shots had come. When I called the police the next day, they said that nobody had reported the shots, and that they weren't interested in a description of the car.
2 people like this
@dodo19 (27710)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Feb 16
I'm definitely glad that your dog and your neighbour were paying attention. Hopefully this will teach them not to come back. I'm also glad that you guys are alright.
2 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@dodo19 Yes me too. I am angry right now that my son's bike was stolen but glad they didn't try hurting us.
@TheHorse (51486)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Feb 16
I take it they didn't get the bikes. What did they look like? Anything distinctive that could help the police?
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@TheHorse Yeah they actually did steal my son's bike-we realized after I wrote this! I am so angry right now! The officer that came out didn't even take a description-he told my husband to do what he had to do if they came back...
2 people like this
• United States
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies To do what if they came back?
2 people like this
@TheHorse (51486)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies Didn't take a description? He could probably get prints off of the bike they didn't steal. What the heck?
2 people like this
@Juliaacv (22027)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
Thank goodness for this happening in the light of the day when they could be seen. I hope that it didn't frighten your children too much. Stay safe, and give that dog a treat!
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@Juliaacv I know! I am so grateful for that, for my dog and for our awesome neighbor. The kids are nervous but hopefully it won't scar them forever. We have given our dog quite a few treats too!
1 person likes this
@Juliaacv (22027)
• Canada
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies I'm a dog treater. When we go to see our son I always bring his pup, Ellie, treats. Yesterday I brought a small bag of grain-free heart shaped salmon treats, and another small bag of grain-free turkey treats. She loved the salmon ones, I am always looking for duck treats as she loves that flavour, but they are hard to find even at the specialty shops.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@Juliaacv We have peanut butter flavored ones for our dog and she loves them!
1 person likes this
@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Feb 16
That really sucks that they got away with stealing the bike. I hope they get caught and you can get your son's bike back. That's great for awesome neighbors though.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@T_gray Yeah, I feel so bad for him. =( It was a brand new bike that our church gave him. I am grateful for the neighbor!
1 person likes this
@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies I sure hope they are able to find it. any news?
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Feb 16
@T_gray No news so far, we are on the look out for the bike too. Hoping we find it for him.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
I would be too. Do you have the serial number? One time some neighbors stole my bike(about a $800 mountain bike) and I saw it chained on their front porch a few days later. They had painted it red. I didn't have a leg to stand on cause I didn't have the serial number.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@celticeagle I didn't know bikes had serial numbers! I will make sure to write the numbers down from my girls bikes just in case those come up missing next. It makes me really angry because the church bought those for my kids for Christmas. =(
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies ...If you turn the bike over you can usually find the number under the bottom bracket thing, where the pedals meet. It's a long number as I remember.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@celticeagle Thank you, i will write the numbers down for my girls bikes-just in case.
1 person likes this
@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
28 Feb 16
That's terrible! what a horrible thing to do
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@Drosophila Yeah stealing from a child is beyond ridiculous to me.
1 person likes this
@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies what could they possibly do with it? sell it onto another kid? Just such a senseless crime. Not that crime is a sensible thing, but this is just worse
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Feb 16
@Drosophila I completely agree with you. My assumption is they sold it either on Craigslist or at a pawn shop to get money. Still very sad indeed and it upsets me so much.
1 person likes this
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
28 Feb 16
That's too bad, I hate thieves. They don't care about the consequences of their actions. Hope you can get your son a replacement before the warm weather.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Feb 16
@sherryericha Once my husband gets paid again we will be getting him another bike. I don't like thieves either.
1 person likes this
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies. Hope your little guy isn't too upset.
@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Feb 16
I hate mess like this. Thankfully it's not to bad in my town, but I take no chances, my hubby runs to the store down the street I lock doors. You sadly just can't trust people these days.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 Yeah I do too. It annoys me so much that someone took his bike! He just got that for Christmas from our church. =( I always lock the doors too, as I am worried about people trying to break in-especially now.
1 person likes this
@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies It's the safest way, you got wee ones in there.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Feb 16
What a shame. It should part of the routine now that the kids put their bikes in the garage. Times are different, unfortunately, anything left outside can be taken.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill We don't have a garage. But they are now locked up in the laundry room. Where we used to live we never had one thing in our yard touched so I really didn't think about it happening until it happened.
• United States
28 Feb 16
@LovingMyBabies It can happen anyplace. Good thing you have the inside now.
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (32040)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Feb 16
Your son might be mad too for having his bike taken by the robber.Shame on that robber.May he be jailed.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@cacay1 My son is very upset that his bike was stolen. I feel really bad for him. I hope the thieves are caught and do go to jail.
1 person likes this
• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Feb 16
Aw so sad..hope they catch them somehow. Sorry bout your sons bike too, but am glad to know no one was hurt..be careful my friend.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@tiarasoceanview Thanks, me too. I'm so angry right now. I'm very grateful we were not hurt.
• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Feb 16
@Blondie2222 (17579)
• United States
2 Mar 16
I'm sorry to hear they did get a way with your sons bike. We always lock everything up here as you never know who might come while were not home. I hope your able to find it but with any luck probably not.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Mar 16
@Blondie2222 We were just used to where we lived before-no one touched anything ever. So when we got here I did not realize people would take whatever they could. Now we have our daughters bikes in the laundry room locked up-just in case. I hate having to live that way though!
@Hatley (157581)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Feb 16
ho my@LovingMyBabies oh thats so rotten and Iknow you guys are not made of money and it was his christmas gift shame on those rottedn thieves Myh son bought a new bike and a heavy lock and thje thief stillmanaged to steel his bike darn thieves wsh hey wu ld go tol work for what they wan not steal.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Mar 16
@Hatley Yeah it's going to take a while of saving up in order to replace it for him. I hate when people steal-especially from children! This world is insane... Now we have the girls bikes in the laundry room locked up.
@nanette64 (13059)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Feb 16
Do you have a storage shed or a garage to lock up the remaining bike @LovingMyBabies ?
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@nanette64 They are now locked up in the laundry room so the girl's bikes are not taken next.
@Lucky15 (33714)
• Philippines
28 Feb 16
They really want to get somethinf. Poor boy. Lhis bike was stolen :(
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 16
@Lucky15 Yeah I feel so bad for him. =(