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nunnster

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Just venting, but I'm highly upset. Someone took it upon themselves to enter my back porch and steal not one, but two of my pipes while I was away from home Thanksgiving. One of which was an Edward's from the 70s that was one of my best smokers. The other I can stand to loose, but still....I hate a thief cuz I would have gladly given up a couple pipes if someone just asked me and seemed interested.


I have my ideas of who took them (seeing as the only people that walk behind my house are some punk teens who are going to smoke pot out of it once and ditch it. It's a big loss emotionally
 

hoosierpipeguy

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Good reason to have some security cameras. I understand your feelings of having your privacy and property violated. Sorry to hear about this.
 

canadianpuffer

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I leave my pipes on the porch and often have thought the pink teens might steal one - never happened yet personally - but I understand your frustration and sorry for your loss
 

anotherbob

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Sorry to hear about your loss, but really you left your pipes on the porch with punk teens roaming about. Hopefully you were not leaving favorite pipes out and vulnerable. Doesn't change how much it sucks, but adds a layer of improper pipe care. Kind of like pipers I've known that had no proper care and cleaning and use no care when emptying the dottle and smack their pipe off of a rock. Just like that it's sad the pipe got broken, but the saddest part is how utterly and completely avoidable it is. Personally I'd fuck with the teens. Ask them if they saw the pipes and when they say no tell them it's really important you find them cause the stuff you use to clean them will make people really sick....... Guess my point is that sucks and don't leave pipes outside ever.
 

saintpeter

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Sadly the days of if it isn't yours, leave it alone are gone. I miss those days. Now days if it isn't bolted down it's mine. If it is bolted down, some one will steal a wrench and come back.

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bnichols23

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Just venting, but I'm highly upset. Someone took it upon themselves to enter my back porch and steal not one, but two of my pipes while I was away from home Thanksgiving. One of which was an Edward's from the 70s that was one of my best smokers. The other I can stand to loose, but still....I hate a thief cuz I would have gladly given up a couple pipes if someone just asked me and seemed interested.


I have my ideas of who took them (seeing as the only people that walk behind my house are some punk teens who are going to smoke pot out of it once and ditch it. It's a big loss emotionally
Damn damned damn damn. Truly hate hearing that. :(:(:( What a low-rent low-down dirty dog thing to do. -growl-
 

nunnster

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Apr 17, 2019
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Well it is a screened in back porch, and I leave them outside after a long evening of smoking to let them air out a day before I place them back into my tobacco cabinet. I've done this for quite some time, and never had an issue or even a worry that someone might take them, aside from a fellow pipe smoker they have no value. I understand that I bare the most of burden of responsibility, leaving them unsecured and such, but I guess I was raised with a little more respect for others and their belongings. It's just frustrating. And yea I have a picture of them. The Edwards is the two tone one that looks like leopard spots, and the one right next to that is the other one that was taken.
 

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mso489

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If you can take the time, I'd ask your police or sheriff to stop around and get the story. Tell them it's understood they aren't going to launch an investigation of your missing pipes, but rather that your pipes may turn up in a stash of stolen goods. You could even get them back after the police use them as evidence, along with the lawnmowers, firearms, jewelry, etc. that may be with them. If you give them the stamp info off the pipes, that may help too. You may never hear back, or best case, they could already have them.
 
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