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Rant: Dood jacked my bag!

post #1 of 14
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With snowmaking back on in the East this week, I decide to head out for a little night skiing at our local hill last night. Pack it in around 9:00 and come back to the lodge to find my boot bag MIA.

Report same to security and they show me the film of the a**hole walking off with the bag. Apologies all around from the fine folks on the mountain staff (they're clearly not happy about it either), but no bag to be found.

I'm now out 1 bag, 1 mask, 1 hat ... and my favorite pair of 5 year old Merrells (which also happen to be the only other footwear I've got beside my boots) ... AND there's still no snow in the forecast!!

Replacement cost to me is probably $150-$200, but the value to the skeeze that took the stuff is right around $0 (everything was VERY well used).

Rant ON:

Note to the little s***s looking to score off someone else's stuff:

IF THERE'S SOMETHING WORTH TAKING IN MY BAG, MY BAG WOULD BE IN THE #@%%#!~* LOCKER YOU *#@#$^$% TWIT!!

Rant OFF:

I feel so violated :
post #2 of 14
Hey, you should see if you can get the vid to post. The thief deserves to have his face plastered on the internet. Maybe some will recognize him, and throw him a celebratory (blanket) party.
post #3 of 14
sadly, things left lying around (whether they are brand new or well-worn) are ripe pickings for a kleptomaniac or theiving magpie.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Hey, you should see if you can get the vid to post. The thief deserves to have his face plastered on the internet. Maybe some will recognize him, and throw him a celebratory (blanket) party.
Thought about that, but I'm sure I would be somehow violating his rights :

Also the kid was smart enough (or lucky enough) to have his hood up as he walked past the security camera. But I am keeping my eyes peeled for a tall, skinny kid in a brown, hooded pullover shell!!
post #5 of 14
Odds are your lurking on this forum. I can guarantee you bad Karma will haunt you down in an ugly way. Not worth it. Take the bag back to the hill and alert them so OldEasternSkier gets back his goods…NOW!
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Hey, you should see if you can get the vid to post.

I wonder if this will turn into a MA thread with that.


My condolences, OES... I know how you feel, being a past victim of ski area theft myself.
post #7 of 14
#1 you have the theft of property and they have a pic of the perp.

Did you go to the "Mountain Magement" or to the local Police?

Before the tape gets detroyed call "Mtn. Mgt. and tell them you want a copy of the tape of evidence. Or go back and ask to see it one more time but do this like today before they erase or do a tape over.

File a report with the Police ..... you don't call McDonalds when your washer breaks do you.

There is a good chance that the local cops know this guy .... and .... a chance that he is on probation for other stupid shizzzz.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post

Did you go to the "Mountain Magement" or to the local Police?

.. er .. yes .. to both!

I reported it to management who had me review the tape. We identified the frames where I left the bag and where the perp walked with the bag. I filled out a police report with the staff. Report and copy of the tape went into a brown paper envelope and got labeled for the local PD. Checked with the local PD today and (surprise, surprise) they had received the report & video.

Our little local mountain (Wachusett) may be vertically challenged, but it continues to impress by just how professionally it's run.
post #9 of 14
Hats off to your local PD!

Most towns don't want the theft rate to make the crime stats. It is so good to hear that some don't just stick their head in the sand.

Klingontown PD refused to take a report from me regarding stolen skis.
post #10 of 14
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Klingontown PD refused to take a report from me regarding stolen skis.
Dial 0 for Tr00pers.

State Police seem to be very much more "customer service" oriented.
post #11 of 14
A complaint could be filed with the state police against the local PD that refused to take the complaint. If you have a local department "in residence", it not the SP job to do the work they find politically distasteful.

BTW such an officer may charged with nonfeasance, for failure to act upon his/her principal job duties. My comments are directed at Klingontown locals and only them since that is my personal experience; they came up with every excuse in the book not to file a report.

Just as an aside, I did have great luck with, and nothing but high respect for the New York State Police who got results from a local photo-bum at Whiteface who took the money then took almost six months to get the photos, he had even changed his phone number and residence (he had no intent to deliver), they managed to get this creep a message and the photos were in the mail fast.

Good bunch of guys up there who take make tourist theft a high priority.
post #12 of 14
I agree . NNY zone state police do a very good job

Over the years I 've had several in seminars . To a person that were extremely professional and really understood the notion of effective communication in Public Service and how to manage both expectations and conflict . Hats off to them
post #13 of 14
OES - Did you post this at TGR?
post #14 of 14
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OES - Did you post this at TGR?
Nah ... felt my need to vent satisfied with this post
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