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Chronos70
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Ya Never Know...

Post by Chronos70 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:27 pm



About a month ago I stopped by the local 7-11 down here in Kissimmee FL to grab an apple fritter. Walked in; set my helmet down on top of the 🍩 display; grabbed what I wanted; paid for it and walked out... forgetting my helmet. (See I'm a bad motorcyclist cause I don't always wear my helmet, so it was easy to forget it.) Well several hours later I realized what had happened so I went back to the 7-11, and of course it wasn't there. And of course the cashier didn't know anything about it. So I chalked it up to bad fortune and went about my day...didn't bother with a police report, cause it was scratched up and wasn't worth the trouble. Plus I didn't have the serial number or the receipt anymore.

Well last week I stopped by a local pawn shop, and struck up a conversation about the helmet, about why would someone steal it and sell it to a pawn shop cause what pawn shop would want it in that condition. The lady was like I know right... Well I looked up on the shelf behind her and guess what I saw hanging up on the wall...NO! it was a mint in box Chubacca action figure. But next to that was MY Helmet. I described it to a tee, and she looked at it and was like well it sure looks like it's your, but I'm sorry there is nothing I can do unless you filed a police report and an officer showed up with said report... How messed up is that!! I warned her that they might not want to buy anything from the person who sold my helmet to them. I was told that they don't get in trouble for receiving stolen goods unless there is a police report. Funny thing is, the pawn shop is trying to sell this scratched and scarred up helmet for $10 less than I paid for it new!! And that the thief probably only got like $5 or $10 for it

Moral of this story: write down serial numbers, and keep receipts!! For you never know when some crackhead is gonna rob you.

That's what I'm gonna do with my replacement helmet!


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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Did you buy the Chubacca figurine ? :D

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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by Mag » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:17 am

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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:57 am

Just copied what the OP did :)

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Post by themainviking » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:17 am

The alleged crackhead did not actually steal the helmet, he found it abandoned in a 7-11. The same rules apply here for hock shops. I had some tools stolen from my truck several years back, and did file a police report. I also did find them on the shelf at said hock shop, and with the aid of that police report, I got them back for nothing, and the hock shop was on the hook. Poetic justice I think. I got the bear, and the bear got you Chronos. I almost feel that I should send you some of the money I did not pay to the hock shop Gods.

Nahhhh, but it was a thought. :lol: (and it is the thought that counts, right?)
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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by dingdong » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am

I didn't know helmets had serial numbers...???
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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 am

dingdong wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am
I didn't know helmets had serial numbers...???
Mine sure as heck don't.
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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:40 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 am
dingdong wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am
I didn't know helmets had serial numbers...???
Mine sure as heck don't.
If it is DOT certified, it does not have to have a serial number, only a date of manufacture label.

If it is also Snell or ECE certified, it will have a Snell or ECE label (or both) each with its own unique serial number.

Many helmet manufacturers also have their own unique serial number label.

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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by Chronos70 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:47 am

themainviking wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:17 am
The alleged crackhead did not actually steal the helmet, he found it abandoned in a 7-11. The same rules apply here for hock shops. I had some tools stolen from my truck several years back, and did file a police report. I also did find them on the shelf at said hock shop, and with the aid of that police report, I got them back for nothing, and the hock shop was on the hook. Poetic justice I think. I got the bear, and the bear got you Chronos. I almost feel that I should send you some of the money I did not pay to the hock shop Gods.

Nahhhh, but it was a thought. :lol: (and it is the thought that counts, right?)
*UPDATE*

I went back to the 7-11 GM and asked him to review his tapes on the day in question, and he told me that the person who "stole" my helmet watched me place it up there then waited for me to leave then take it. Wouldn't that be considered stealing?

It's all a moot point because the pawn shop sold my helmet.. that's ok, it gave me a reason to get a better helmet... :-D
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Re: Ya Never Know...

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:24 am

If your helmet doesn't have a serial # it might be a good idea to mark it on the inside so you can identify it ,if it is worth the effort to report it stolen. Think I'll do that on the new one I jut got.
Pawn shops will say they don't sell stolen goods but fat chance they would be in business if they didn't. I bought a brand new $300 roofing nailer last year for $100 at a pawn shop, tell me it wasn't stolen.



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