Theft darkens my door
I had my old '90 Honda Accord stolen in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It was parked right by the curb in front of my front door last we saw it, around 9:30 p.m. It was locked but had no disabling system--it used to have one years ago but now it didn't work--that might have offered some form of deterrent.
This is a very safe city but being in the middle of Oakland crimes like these will visit the streets of Piedmont. The Piedmont cop taking down our report was chiding me for my pessimism, "We must stay positive." I was not being negative, just accepting of realities--I was rather good natured about the whole thing really. The worst of it is that it's made my wife feel unsafe in her house, even though it occurred outside of it. I start to wonder if the criminal mind returns to where success was had and visits our street again. Do they know what they had put my family through? Would they appreciate the same done to them?
We are all safe. Disappointed and annoyed no end.