MY FUCKING CAR GOT STOLEN PART 2

So the bad news is:

A. The officers can not put my car on the stolen car database because I am not the owner of the vehicle. Apparently my step dad owns this vehicle. I’ll get to this..

B. I left an unattended vehicle running which is negligence and a citation. I thought maybe it’s a $10 ticket because this could have been prevented. My negligence opened the door for a thief to take advantage of me. I get it. Instead, I open up the citation information and discover that this is a $149.50 citation!

So to review, The officers that I waved down not only couldn’t help me but also gave me a $150 ticket. Really.

I inform my girlfriend of the situation. She informs my family. My family gives her the info that shows my stolen vehicle is in fact MY STOLEN VEHICLE. I thought I was the owner. The police said otherwise. The only reason there was doubt is because my step dad did pay for the vehicle. Maybe it was put in his name so I wouldn’t sell the car for a 12 pack and smokes. Nope. It’s my vehicle. So how did this happen?

The police matched my ID to my parents’ house. Which is where my ID says I live. They found a Jeep that my step dad owns. A 90’s Jeep Cherokee. I drive a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The officers just saw Jeep and that address and assumed that the Jeep I was talking about was the 90’s Jeep. Even though I clearly stated 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Yep. It was almost time for shift change and these two donut eaters had no interest helping me because it was my fault and not life-threatening.

My girlfriend, and the 2 year old she had to wake up to come get my ass, arrive on the scene. By this point, the cops are gone and it’s just me waiting to go home. Nope. Girlfriend had another officer on the way to get the correct info to show my car is indeed my car. My car was taken at 10:30 at night. It’s now 1 in the morning. New officer comes. My phone was left in the stolen car so we ask if it can be tracked. He says iPhone can be tracked pretty easily. Android’s are harder and cheap ass Cricket phones like mine basically can’t be tracked. My girlfriend and I had been Googling how to track my phone and we were getting dead end answers.

I’m starting to lose hope here. And honestly, I guess I’m still so stunned at this point that I really don’t give a shit. I’m over it. I just want to go home. My information will be put in the stolen car database shortly but that’s about it for this night.

Then, the officer gives us some hope! He tells us that there’s been a ring of criminals stealing cars and most of them end up in a certain area nearby. Usually juveniles out stealing cars for the thrill. He says there’s a chance that my car might be in this area. He is going to look for my car and we can go home. I feel much better until…

HE DOESN’T EVEN GO LOOK

I just wanted to know, if this new cop I actually had some faith in, was really going to do what he said he’d do. There are two entrances to this area where he suspected my car might be. I know this. I drive for a living. The officer went toward entrance one so we went toward entrance two. We circled the entire area and went up and down that block. We never once ran into the officer “looking” for our vehicle.

So it’s 1:30 in the morning. Three hours after my car was stolen. And all we have to show for our efforts is a $150 ticket and no help. We go home defeated and head to bed. The next day (Monday) after hours of searching, I happen to stumble across a clue…