Two teens charged with "car hopping"

Two teens charged with "car hopping"

There are 65 comments on the WBBH-TV Fort Myers story from Apr 20, 2007, titled Two teens charged with "car hopping". In it, WBBH-TV Fort Myers reports that:

CHARLOTTE COUNTY: Authorities arrested two teenage boys on Wednesday in connection with at least 65 car burglaries. via WBBH-TV Fort Myers

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FrustratedMan

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Jul 22, 2007
This just happened to me Sat. Morning in North Port. My car radio, amplifier, subs and box were all taken out of my car. It took me a while to put all that together, so i hope the police can catch these punks. Infact this morning there was a white pickup truck with a couple people in it driving slowy infront of my house, so if anyone lives in North Port i strongly feel the people in that truck are going around stealing from peoples cars.
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Wakefield, MA

#4 Feb 5, 2008
This happened to me a few weeks ago as well. I had my girlfriends birthday present in my car, a brand new iTouch. I can't believe what society is coming to. I guess we all just have to learn to keep our cars <strong>locked</stron g>.
true

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 22, 2008
but like u cant stop those people, u just have to be smart and keep ur car door locked, unless people will true and steal from u

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Since: Jul 07

North Port, FL / Syracuse, NY

#6 Jul 28, 2008
FrustratedMan wrote:
In fact this morning there was a white pickup truck with a couple people in it driving slowly in front of my house

I cant recall exactly where I read a NP Forum post but it was the same deal, and it was a white truck. This was last year.
The hard part is w/o a physical description the police cant do a damn thing. We cant expect they pull over every white truck.
If you file a report w/ the make model and year and a description of driver and passenger and affirm they were the ones you seen on the night of the crime. Maybe they can stop them. Defiantly get a Lic. Plate #, maybe that will give the officers a name and cross reference it with previous reports/allegations. You'll still have to pick them out in a line up.
I wish the police were super heroes but they are not, we have to do some of our own foot-work to help them out. They need Probable Cause to proceed, your complaint and sworn statement is their P.C.
Good luck and I'm sorry you were robbed, maybe don't install expensive equipment, or ensure if you do, have a good alarm.
Idea: ADT has these new wireless alarms, you can install a motion detector in your vehicle, trailer or shed if you like. Bamm, you'll be protected. Assuming the vehicle is at least in your driveway.

"Economic Deficiency brings crime, help yourself if you can invest in security."
Carhopper

Canada

#7 Aug 5, 2008
ahah im a carhopper :)
car hoppin

Washington, MI

#8 Sep 26, 2008
i made 800$ the other night!!

do you get paid that much at a regular job for one hour??

didint think so.
rick james

Dallas, TX

#9 Oct 17, 2008
i hope u kno they can track ur id so they might use this as evidence. Btw $800 nice.
billy bobington

Espanola, Canada

#10 Nov 5, 2008
car hopping is hilarious facking 8 year olds do it..if ur too dumb to lock ur car door then u have wats coming to u..to bad my towns poor and loose change from tim hortons will not sopport me
lame

Bartlett, IL

#11 Nov 14, 2008
car hopping is just stupid, get a REAL job hahahah. thats so immature stealing from people you don't know? one day ull have a nice goooood in ur car and maybe somebody will steal it =0 n ull be like
oh...no..what theeee eff man!
grow up
istealallurmoney ho

Billings, MT

#12 Dec 13, 2008
i got a brand new ipod yesterday a la hat and 500 dollaz what now
DopeFiend

Canada

#13 Dec 18, 2008
Smoke weed every day!!!..... WEEEED MUTHA F*CKA
ihateretards

Richmond, VA

#15 Feb 14, 2009
Agreed wrote:
This happened to me a few weeks ago as well. I had my girlfriends birthday present in my car, a brand new iTouch. I can't believe what society is coming to. I guess we all just have to learn to keep our cars <strong>locked</stron g>.
If you are stupid enough to leave expensive items in your car without locking it, you deserve to have it stolen!!!! Locking your car takes a second, as does unlocking it
The best answer

Clayton, NC

#16 Apr 5, 2009
what you do to catch a car hopper is simply lock your door and roll down your windows. That way the person will just reach in and unlock your door or just reach in and grab something thinking how easy it is, but as soon as they do that you're car alarm will go off and that's when you go outside and catch them.
ilike2carhop

Victoria, TX

#17 Apr 9, 2009
carhoping is fun it gives u a thrill i used to do it all the time when i was young just lock ur cars from punks like me lol dee dee dee
nopo killla

Sarasota, FL

#19 May 11, 2009
lol, white truck huh? well i got one of dem, and i live in nopo and attend nopo high,!1 hahah n ery one know my last name, ppl call me paris. but i dont know why ? lollll
sethdof

Midland, NC

#20 May 21, 2009
DopeFiend wrote:
Smoke weed every day!!!..... WEEEED MUTHA F*CKA
i founD A OZ OF DANK ONE TIME
TruDat

Markham, Canada

#21 Jul 3, 2009
Carhopper wrote:
ahah im a carhopper :)
haha me tooooo
not a car hopper

Peterborough, Canada

#23 Aug 4, 2009
i hear car hoppin in pretty fun man...you can get money...ipods GPS's and shit...i think its a good idea anyone who dose it abviously has balls and is a man! im a man :D damn proud of it to....ahha besides i bet everyones tryed car hoppin anyone who says its not right n shit is lieing!they car hopped to...everyone dose it...way of life men..keep it up
stealstuff

Bridgeport, CT

#24 Aug 31, 2009
lame wrote:
car hopping is just stupid, get a REAL job hahahah. thats so immature stealing from people you don't know? one day ull have a nice goooood in ur car and maybe somebody will steal it =0 n ull be like
oh...no..what theeee eff man!
grow up
no you f*cking idiot, we'll lock our cars.
stealstuff

Bridgeport, CT

#25 Aug 31, 2009
NorthPortSlugger wrote:
<quoted text>
I cant recall exactly where I read a NP Forum post but it was the same deal, and it was a white truck. This was last year.
The hard part is w/o a physical description the police cant do a damn thing. We cant expect they pull over every white truck.
If you file a report w/ the make model and year and a description of driver and passenger and affirm they were the ones you seen on the night of the crime. Maybe they can stop them. Defiantly get a Lic. Plate #, maybe that will give the officers a name and cross reference it with previous reports/allegations. You'll still have to pick them out in a line up.
I wish the police were super heroes but they are not, we have to do some of our own foot-work to help them out. They need Probable Cause to proceed, your complaint and sworn statement is their P.C.
Good luck and I'm sorry you were robbed, maybe don't install expensive equipment, or ensure if you do, have a good alarm.
Idea: ADT has these new wireless alarms, you can install a motion detector in your vehicle, trailer or shed if you like. Bamm, you'll be protected. Assuming the vehicle is at least in your driveway.
"Economic Deficiency brings crime, help yourself if you can invest in security."
i hope you realize you just gave an unknown number of people, including myself, on what NOT to do when we go out and take things from vehicles. Also, see how well you can "help the police." please let me know how many criminals you've aided in catching, batman.

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