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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #60 on: Apr 23, 2015, 08:46:46 AM »
Ok guys,

They got another. This is the THIRD one since Sunday and we think the TENTH one stolen in less than a month. The rate is almost 4 Toyota rigs stolen per week.

Info on the latest: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164047540424670/permalink/484222778407143/
Stolen this morning near Clovis and Kings Canyon Ave.
If you have any info please contact Tyler Johnson at https://www.facebook.com/kfMcLovin
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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #61 on: Apr 23, 2015, 09:16:04 AM »
Update:

"Tyler Johnson: He didn't have any Ani theft on it we were actually talking about putting one on it but I know they didn't start it in front of the house they pushed it down the street a ways and started it"
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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #62 on: Apr 23, 2015, 09:55:45 AM »
Seriously, if I lived there, I would have a GPS tracking system on my rig.  I would look into http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/ because they are one company that I know of that has been around for at least 10 years.  It's only $30 a month to track your vehicle 24/7.  And you can set alerts. 

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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #63 on: Apr 28, 2015, 01:38:02 AM »
Having a silent alarm that pages the owner,catching 'em in the act and shooting 'em would have stopped 'em,too-and there would be no repeat offenses.  :twocents:  Sorry to hear of all these  thefts. Wonder if they watch this forum for possible donors....
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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #64 on: Sep 25, 2015, 10:10:02 PM »


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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #65 on: Sep 25, 2015, 11:15:45 PM »

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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #66 on: Sep 26, 2015, 12:27:17 PM »


well  ?
Sorry, thought I had accidentally double posted, so I erased this one, my husband's 4 runner was stolen on Monday and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of where we may find it...

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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #67 on: Sep 28, 2015, 07:09:52 PM »
So maybe you guys remember or not, but my 4Runner got stolen twice, 5 weeks apart around September. 1st time CHP found it and the 2nd time I found it myself after a lot of investigating. Well, I haven't daily driven it for a while mostly on days off so today I take it to work and park it up front. Not even 30 minutes pass, and I see this :moon: fumble-freakin' around the rear of my truck. Long story short, he stole my plate. Had a gold 95 4Runer with all the thief tools in the back. I caught him and kept him there until PD showed up. Ass beating was about to take place.

Here he is, Christopher Eugene Trask. 39 years old. 95 Toyota 4Runner Lic# 4MKU557

4663 E. Nevada

Fresno, Ca 939702


Same area my truck was dumped the first time.


Where did you find it? We are looking for our 4runner that was stolen last Monday in madera

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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #68 on: Aug 08, 2017, 05:15:01 PM »
Locking the pedals together is a pretty good idea.

Wainiha, information on kill switches has more or less been kept to a minimum as to limit info from would-be-thieves. It's not rocket science so I'll summarize with few details that there are two main methods: One is to interrupt the circuit of any device that is required for the engine to maintain running, such as disabling your igniter, or coil, or fuel pump, or EFI circuit, or ECU, or air flow meter, or injector resistor(s), et cetera. The second method would be to interrupt the circuit of any device that is required to start your engine, such as leveraging your clutch start cancel feature, or leveraging your Park mode feature (automatics, ie. transmission must be in park or sometimes neutral in order to start), or disabling your starter, or disabling your actual ignition switch, et cetera.

The operating principles of the two methods are as follows: If you disable whatever it is that keeps your engine running, then one could still crank and turn the engine over, it just won't start. I call this a "Noisy Kill Switch". If you disable whatever it is that actually starts your engine, then that's it, the engine simply won't start. I call this a "Silent Kill Switch".

Benefits: The benefit of a Noisy Kill Switch is that you will hear your engine cranking repeatedly at 3am which will alert you to the fact that some douchebag is trying to rip you off. The benefit of a Silent Kill Switch is that you disable the kill device to start the engine, and then once it's started you re-enable the kill switch. That way whenever you park your truck, you aren't reaching all over the place flipping switch(es) all the while wondering who is looking at you ... because you would have already enabled the device before you even left your driveway.

Draw backs: Draw back to the Noisy Kill Switch is that every time you park you'll need to enable the device. Someone might see you enabling it and then they would know where to look. Draw back to the Silent Kill Switch is that because you enable it after the engine is running, if you accidentally stall your engine at a green light, you'll have to scramble to flip your switch to disable it, fire up the engine, then flip it back to re-enable (well, this step is optional but its good to keep the habit of doing so), then proceed to drive forward while a bunch of traffic behind you are honking and upset thinking this is your first day ever driving a stick shift. :ha_ha:

Some tips: I have both types on my vehicles and I only use the Silent one on a day-to-day basis because I like getting out of the vehicle without having to enable anything (I've already enabled it). If I am parking my vehicle for an extended time, like parked for a week while I'm away on vacation, then I'll also enable the Noisy switch. And here is the tip: Have a kill device located outside your cab. The criminal is going to get into your truck and initially sit in your driver's seat to try to start it up, or at least be in the driver's area. Well, if your kill switch is for example mounted above your spare tire, he can do everything he tries, even pop the hood and try to hot wire everything under the sun and he will never get it to start. I'm not a thief but I assume every minute counts and adds a lot to their pressure. If they can't figure it out within 5 mins I bet they will just move on. I could be entirely wrong about this though, but at least it prevents the passer-by type thief who "thinks" he found an easy target in a Safeway parking lot with grandmas loading cat food into cars next to the one he is trying to rip off. I bet they give up real quick if they can't figure it out in a short amount of time.

For carburetors, you can install a manual check valve inline with your fuel line, and with it switched to the off position, the engine will fire up and run, but it will only run long enough until the fuel in the float of the carburetor is consumed at which point it will just run out of fuel and stall (maybe they could get a quarter mile away).

Another cool idea is what many have done including KYOTA and BLACKDOG and that is to weld two chain half-links onto your transmission and transfer case shift handles (or Crawl Box handle if you have duals) in such a manner that you'd shift the transmission rearward into reverse and the transfer case forward into lowrange, and then connect the two links together with a hefty Padlock. Pictures:
BLACKDOG, from reply #17:



KYOTA, from reply #426 (I thought KYOTA had a better image of this but this is the only one I could find, you can see his chain links welded to his first two shifters):


Now if the thief ever managed to get your truck running, he'd be limited to Low Range in reverse -- and even more important is that the truck could not be shifted into neutral to push it away since it'd be physically locked in low range + lowest transmission gear = very hard to move the truck. This wouldn't apply to dual/triple case setups as there would be another lever that could be shifted into neutral, but still a nice feature to have. Maybe some thieves push the victim's car down the block before they start messing with it. Well this would prevent that from happening.

Hope this motives someone to do something to safeguard their truck :beerchug:
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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #69 on: Aug 09, 2017, 12:43:36 AM »
My kill switch is a Blue Pit Bull, me, and a few things best left unspoken about
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Re: *CAUGHT THIEF* Pics Inside
« Reply #70 on: Nov 28, 2017, 09:24:57 AM »
Nice job catching the guy. Thieves suck!

 
 
 
 
 

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