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Prove he did it.

I dare you.

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When the police find a license plate in his possession that will be proof enough. Should have some finger prints on it as well.

Maybe a used crayon in his apartment.

Oh and the witnesses!
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Old 31.05.2015, 19:18
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The OP had witness(es). See first post.
No, they don't, rather someone who thinks that they know who did it.

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The neighbours that happened to witness my initial reaction (a lady living in the same building and two young kids) said that their neighbour Mr. XX did it
Hearsay.

Hell, they could even have done it themselves.

Prove otherwise!

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Hearsay.
Hell, they could even have done it themselves.
Prove otherwise!
This lawyer would argue: old demented lady said it was Mr. X (who promptly cleaned all crayons and plates out of his possesion). And even if he was caught on camera, you'd need a release form (signed by him of course). Is that what you mean, Tom?

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Old 31.05.2015, 19:38
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Prove otherwise!

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You keep saying this with a stupid winking emoticon. But this is the job of the police to investigate.

And egged cars aren't any laughing matter:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe...ticle16426563/

So if I were the OP I'd be phoning my car insurance after filling a police report instead of going around and apologising with a fricking gift (unless that's a sting operation to get proof that he stole the plates and egged the car)
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Re: License plate stolen

Welp, I think we're past the argument that the OP needs to recognize whether it's private or for visitors but I'll say it anyway. If you're in a private area and there's no sign that it's a space for visitors or a macaron sign, treat it as private.

Having also experienced a single squatter in my parking spot on multiple occasions, I have no sympathy for those who just grab others' parking spot just because "they didn't know".
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Re: License plate stolen

The police have already said they are not interested. The guy was totally wrong to take the plate and egg the car. He should have left a note the first time ... But the OP was in the wrong too. At the end of the day- if the OP wants to return and visit the friend regularly, then an amicable solution is the only way to avoid aggro in the future. Finger prints, etc, you are jesting aren't you?!?

When I lived in East Berlin, it was a favourite past time to egg tourist coaches that left the engines running below blocks of flats day in, day out- near tourists spots- and I can't sayI blame the residents! They kept bad eggs specially for this purpose, and aimed for the open driver's window if possible. The smell was indescribable.

MarkanLU- what happened? Has he returned?

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Re: License plate stolen

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hope you get it resolved soon.
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Old 31.05.2015, 22:12
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The police have already said they are not interested. The guy was totally wrong to take the plate and egg the car. He should have left a note the first time ... But the OP was in the wrong too. At the end of the day- if the OP wants to return and visit the friend regularly, then an amicable solution is the only way to avoid aggo in the future. Finger prints, etc, you are jesting aren't you?!?

When I lived in East Berlin, it was a favourite past time to egg tourist coaches that left the engines running below blocks of flats day in, day out- near tourists spots- and I can't sayI blame the residents! They kept bad eggs specially for this purpose, and aimed for the open driver's window if possible. The smell was indescribable.

MarkanLU- what happened? Has he returned?

I think you and the rest of the bleeding heart liberals in this thread are the ones that are jesting.

Let's break this down. Someone's plates have been stolen and their car has been vandalised...and the police are too lazy to investigate...and you all think this is ok. What else are the police for? Just to arrest FIFA officials at the instruction of their US overlords?

And past threads have already said Zurich police take finger prints for burglaries. One example.

The people in this thread need to get real and realise this isn't some noise complaint from a neighbour that requires an amicable solution.
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Re: License plate stolen

The police must do their job, is one thing. What's the probable outcome of the (maybe from the point of view or experience of the officers, futile) investigation, is another. I wonder if the OP ever gets the plates back.
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The police must do their job, is one thing. What's the probable outcome of the (maybe from the point of view or experience of the officers, futile) investigation, is another. I wonder if the OP ever gets the plates back.
I'm curious too.

OP,

keep us posted on what happens. Good luck.
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Re: License plate stolen

Well, I've had many neighbours in my long life, in several countries, and only had problem with one (in Newcastle-u-Lyme) as he badly injured our beloved cat (jaw broken) by throwing a large stone at him. He was a bitter and twisted old man- and all the other neighbours were great. But other than that, us 'bleeding heart liberals' tend to have great neighbours and get on really well with them- and that is worth its price in gold. What goes round comes around- and all that. We had all our neighbours round today for one of the daughters' first communion- and has a wonderful day.

Yes, it would be nice if OP came back to say how s/he got on and if the neighbour has returned.
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Well, I've had many neighbours in my long life, in several countries, and only had problem with one (in Newcastle-u-Lyme) as he badly injured our beloved cat (jaw broken) by throwing a large stone at him. He was a bitter and twisted old man- and all the other neighbours were great. But other than that, us 'bleeding heart liberals' tend to have great neighbours and get on really well with them- and that is worth its price in gold. What goes round comes around- and all that. We had all our neighbours round today for one of the daughters' first communion- and has a wonderful day.

Yes, it would be nice if OP came back to say how s/he got on and if the neighbour has returned.
Odile,

I have wonderful neighbors too but that has nothing to do with this topic.
Op did a mistake by parking in his non identified private parking spot. She thought it was for the guests and nothing said otherwise.

The guy didn't tell her, let it going on until he snapped to some kookooland mode and trash her car and stole her plate.

This is where we disagree:

As the owner of the parking spot, it was his job to tell her that she was parked illegally. No matter how furious he was (which is understandable) he had no right what so ever to touch her car.

If he had acted like a normal sane neighbor, I would have said to the op to go, apologized and bring him a small gift to show you mean it.

But no, the neighbor went bat crap crazy on her car bu trashing it like a lunatic.

This is police matter, no pretty, cutie, touchy feeling let's all be lovable neighbors anymore.
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Re: License plate stolen

I see what you mean- but at the end of the day, if the guy is bat crazy as you say- is for me one more reason to try and sort it out 'amicably'- if the OP intends to come back regularly- for her friend's sake who lives there more importantly. If somebody is bat crazy, making him even more bat crazy is unlikely to help, really. The OP does not live there, but her friend does- and it could make life very difficult for her for a while.

Hey ho- I don't think we will agree on this one. I would personally try and sort it out myself at this stage and document everything properly- and then... if he does react double bat crazy, I would be able to give the evidence that I have done everything in my power to sort it out, defuse and not escalate- and then slam him if need be- with police support.

Anyhow, OP has not come back to tell us what happened and if she got her plate back, etc. A shame when people do this and not give an update. Let's hope it's all sorted by now.
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Anyhow, OP has not come back to tell us what happened and if she got her plate back, etc. A shame when people do this and not give an update. Let's hope it's all sorted by now.
You mean, an update to the event that happened just 36 hours ago? I think, incredibly odd views on apologizing to a vandal and thief aside, that the OP probably deserves a little bit of a grace period before reporting back to the EF....
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The OP had witness(es). See first post.
Unless they make a statement it's just hear say evidence & worth squat.
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Re: License plate stolen

If the person who did this has half a brain they'll have already dropped the plate off at the STVA.

If it is Mr XX parking spot then naturally fingers will be pointed.

This is perhaps the only example of non-passive aggressive (but actual aggressive) behaviour in Switzerland
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This is perhaps the only example of non-passive aggressive (but actual aggressive) behaviour in Switzerland
It's rather aggressive passive-aggressive, since he didn't confront the OP
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You mean, an update to the event that happened just 36 hours ago? I think, incredibly odd views on apologizing to a vandal and thief aside, that the OP probably deserves a little bit of a grace period before reporting back to the EF....
Well, I am sure the OP knows whether the guy returned to the address or not, at the end of the day or week-end.
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I think you and the rest of the bleeding heart liberals in this thread are the ones that are jesting.

Let's break this down. Someone's plates have been stolen and their car has been vandalised...and the police are too lazy to investigate...and you all think this is ok. What else are the police for? Just to arrest FIFA officials at the instruction of their US overlords?

And past threads have already said Zurich police take finger prints for burglaries. One example.

The people in this thread need to get real and realise this isn't some noise complaint from a neighbour that requires an amicable solution.
Talk about going over the top. Posts like this make me wonder who the crazy guy actually is.
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Well, I am sure the OP knows whether the guy returned to the address or not, at the end of the day or week-end.
I'm sure they do but they just might be busy doing other things and so rushing to post the outcome on here may not be top of their list of things to do. It's only a day and a half since the incident happened so give them a chance.
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