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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Open letter to the jackhole who stole our sign...

we give those signs to the top tier sponsors. So please, after you steal a $400+ vinyl sign from the front of town, you decide which of our top tier sponsors not to give a sign too. Toytec, MetalTech, Otterbox, TRDParts4U, Toyota, etc., etc. I think all earned those signs.

Us directors usually try to grab the leftovers, but because that sign and some others were stolen, we can't. So yeah, thanks a lot a-hole. **Edit** <- substitute "a-hole" with "awesome guy"

*** Updated ***

Someone sent one of our signs in the mail to us. Thank you for being awesome and returning it to us. No questions asked as promised. We're stoked. So yeah, sorry to call you names, you are awesome whoever you are!

*** Updated ***

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That's pretty pathetic........

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Re: Open letter to the jackhole who stole our sign...

Nice. Steal something you forever more cannot allow to be seen by any other member of the forum in person or in photos. Excellent way to think that theft through.

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Re: Open letter to the jackhole who stole our sign...

I would give the person an opportunity to make it right and send the sign back at their cost. Is it possible it was an honest mistake? Maybe it wasn't even a forum member; maybe they just thought it was a cool sign.

I would post up a way to return the sign anonymously to make this all go away. Put down the pitchforks and torches and see if this can be solved peacefully.

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I would give the person an opportunity to make it right and send the sign back at their cost. Is it possible it was an honest mistake? Maybe it wasn't even a forum member; maybe they just thought it was a cool sign.

I would post up a way to return the sign anonymously to make this all go away. Put down the pitchforks and torches and see if this can be solved peacefully.
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I would give the person an opportunity to make it right and send the sign back at their cost. Is it possible it was an honest mistake? Maybe it wasn't even a forum member; maybe they just thought it was a cool sign.

I would post up a way to return the sign anonymously to make this all go away. Put down the pitchforks and torches and see if this can be solved peacefully.

Worth a shot. People do make stupid decisions sometimes. Maybe they will make a smart decision and send the sign back thus correcting their mistake.

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Is it possible it was an honest mistake?
I admit I'm not a tolerant person, but how can you make an honest mistake when you decide to cut down and take something that (a.) you didn't hang there and (b.) isn't your property?

I do agree that providing the person an opportunity to mail back said stolen property is a decent way to handle it, but let's not be so hasty to marginalize what happened either. This year it's a sign. Next year it could be someone's shortwave antenna, or a hi-lift jack, or some other easily swiped piece.

It's pretty low-brow no matter how it went down. Civilized behavior is what separates us from the animals... and Jeep owners.


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Re: Open letter to the jackhole who stole our sign...

Roger that DK.

In the early 90's I was in Greenville, SC for the National Harley Owners Group Rally.
Two buddies and I was downtown at the event on Saturday night and the Budwieser guy was taking down his sign and I asked him what he was going to do with it. He stated that they would trash it. I told him that I would like to have it to hang in my garage one day when I bought a house that had a garage. (Huge vinyl sign that said Budwieser Welcomes Bikers)
He said it yours.(P!ssed off buddies for not speaking up.)
Of course it did not hurt that I had his product in my right hand.
Garage added last year and sign posted.
Sometimes if you ask people will give this type of stuff away.

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Re: Open letter to the jackhole who stole our sign...

I was in no way saying that this isn't a serious offense. All I'm saying is assuming positive intent can get you further than immediate accusation. Get the facts, then take appropriate action. Nobody's life is at risk here so there's no reason for a knee-jerk reaction.

I've been in a similar situation before. I reached out to my community and explained that the signs we use get re-used every year and that they are very costly to replace. The sign was then returned to us.

I would highly recommend changing the title and the first post so that if the guilty party is indeed on the forum, they don't feel attacked.

Jared, I'm not saying what you did was in any way wrong. If you want a solution, then this isn't exactly the way I'd go about it.

to everyone, seriously. Theft is always a big deal, I didn't mean to imply it wasn't.

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That's just classy!! they can always send it without a return address and it might not make us think about that person better, and really since we won't know who they are it won't matter to us but maybe that person can feel a little better about themselves ..... but I think that's a long shot!!! I will say that I did want to ask about one but figured they were already spoken for. Some people just suck, plain and simple!

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