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Just because its in the yard doesn't mean you can take it!

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We're in the process of moving. We can't move into the house yet until we get some legal paperwork through, but no ones living in it right now so the owner said we could start moving our stuff in. We've been slowly bringing stuff over bit by bit and this afternoon my husband and six year old son took a load over, including our bikes. They left the bikes on the lawn in front of the house while they brought stuff inside. They came outside a little while later and my sons bike was gone. My husband looks down the road and sees a guy and his son wheeling my sons bike down the street. He knew it was my sons because he has a baseball card on the wheel and his name, Abel, painted on the side.

My husband ran after them and this is the conversation they had-

Robin (Husband)- Excuse me, I think thats my stepsons bike.

Guy- No, someone was giving it away.

R- Who gave it to you?

G- It was in that yard over there with some other bikes and boxes, someone left it out for people to take.

R- Sorry but thats my house and no we didn't leave it out for people to take, we just left it there while we were unpacking. Theres no "free for taking" sign.

The guy then shoves the bike at him and says- well you shouldn't just leave stuff in your yard if you want it, thats like the international sign for give aways.

And then they walked away. Um, what the heck? Just because someone is on a front lawn doesn't mean the person is giving it away! Where do people get these ideas? After they walked away my husband saw him get in a car with Ohio plates (we live in upstate NY) that was full of suitcases, so they didn't even live around here, just passing through on vacation. Judging by the little league glass paint on the car windows they were probably going or coming from Cooperstown.

by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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ballerina18
by Platinum Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM



Quoting lenashark:
Quoting ballerina18:

Wow!

Even if the man made a mistake and thought it was free he shouldn't have been so RUDE about it! He could have just said "Oh, my mistake" and gave the bike back.

I'm glad your DH was able to get the bike back. I'm sorry to hear you apparently will be living next to rude neighbors.


They don't even live here, my husband saw him get into a car with Ohio plates (we live in NY), it was full of suitcases so they were probably on a trip and just stopping through. 

What?! OMG! Who does that?

To me, it almost sounds like they wanted to steal! Who goes looking for free stuff/give away items when their car is already full for a road trip.

How odd!


bleumonster
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM
Wow that guy had titanium balls LOL.
CountryStrong84
by Gold Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM
wtf? not even by the street! if it isn't yours don't take it! DUH!

Quoting Fjamrkr:

If it's by the street, yeah, but not in just in the front yard. What a tool.

lenashark
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM



Quoting MaNdYbEaR2010:

You will have stupid neighbors.


After they walked away my husband saw him get in a car with Ohio plates (we live in upstate NY) that was full of suitcases, so they didn't even live around here, just passing through on vacation. Judging by the little league glass paint on the car windows they were probably going or coming from Cooperstown.


mom2aspclboy
by Silver Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

With neighbors like that, it seems that a fence around the whole yard might be in order. 

Sportbominable
by Silver Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM

If it's on the curb it's free for taking not on the lawn. 

Kellileanne
by Gold Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I had a Christmas decoration stolen from right next to my front door--never found it. :( 

Where we live now I only have a couple of things out but they are close to the house--I won't put anything even out in the yard, I don't trust people, even with two cops living on my street.

CountryStrong84
by Gold Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
no it isn't.

Quoting Sportbominable:

If it's on the curb it's free for taking not on the lawn. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Holy hell what a redneck thing for that fella to do.  

What kind of idiot does that?

I have never heard of just taking things that are on other peoples property.  Maybe if there is a sign, but how often do you even see that???

I sure hope your side and back yard are fenced, or he might just come help himself to the bbq.

mes_deux_amours
by Platinum Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Ugh, nice intro to your new neighborhood. :/
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