A Guy Left A Note In His Glove Box In Case His Car Was Stolen. It Actually Worked

A Guy Left A Note In His Glove Box In Case His Car Was Stolen. It Actually Worked

Those who steal cars are scumbags. However, evidently, at least one scumbag out there can appreciate the value of a well-written note and bit of on-the-level humor. Tired of getting his car stolen and the hassle that goes along with it, one man wrote a note to his car thief and was rewarded for his candor.


Ever feel like your luck just won’t turn around? Well, sometimes all it takes is a little positive thinking and a cleverly written note.

Reddit user mfiasco proved this theory when a friendly letter resulted in his beaten up old Honda being returned to him in one piece.

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After his car had already been stolen and dumped several times, the man decided it was time to take a more personal approach and write a letter directly addressed the the thieves.

“Hello! If you’re reading this, you are probably stealing my car,” he wrote. “I’m a nice person and likely would have given you a ride, but obviously we’re past that. I would love to afford a car that doesn’t get stolen and burglarized all the time, but I’m broke and this is what I’m stuck with. So, you got me. Again.

“You’re not going to get into trouble for stealing my car. As long as you don’t f**k around and kill a pedestrian, you’ll just leave this somewhere and go about your business. Nobody investigates this tomfoolery.

“One quick favor: please do not leave my car somewhere it will get towed. If I have to deal with one more f**king impound lot holding my stolen shi**y Honda for ransom, I am going to lose my mind. And my car, because I can’t afford to keep bailing it out of car jail. If I had any money I would just go buy a goddamned car that wasn’t constantly getting stolen in the first place.”

He went on to ask the thief to leave his car in a neighbourhood with his number on the dash, so a passerby can call him to come and pick it up.

“It’s win-win: I don’t have to deal with police reports, insurance claims, and tow trucks, and you don’t have to feel like a jerk for ruining the month of a nice person,” he wrote.

“There are countless safe places to leave this thing. Drive the car, take my first aid kit and emergency supplies in the trunk (my stereo is worthless) and just leave this motherf**ker in front of someone’s house when you’re done with it. Thank you. Enjoy your ride.

“PS if you don’t mind committing another misdemeanor tonight, feel free to go throw a brick through the window of (redacted) Towing in Vancouver. They are literally the f**king worst. Thanks. Have a good night.”

Luckily for the man, the thieves read the letter and decided to drop the car off right outside a nearby house. Clearly, car thieves appreciate a bit of sarcasm.

This is a funny story, but it dodges a much-bigger issue: the police are overwhelmed with crimes that need investigating and while it’s understandable that they must prioritize, why should citizens have to simply accept that their stuff is going to get stolen from time to time and the police will do nothing but take a report in the unlikely event that they stumble-upon the stolen items?

Conversely, imagine this scenario: a scumbag car thief tries to steal a car and the owner steps outside his home and puts two hollowpoints in the thief. I’m sure the police would prioritize investigating that.

My point? Maybe if thieves understood that stealing a crappy Honda might end their lives and the police would legally sanction the shooting, they might be a bit more inclined to consider another career choice.


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