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Old 08-28-2010, 08:24 AM   #29
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This is terrible news Dave. Hope your trailer is recovered and the guy pays for his deed in the most excruciating way possible. Slime balls like that need to be held accountable.

Get to finding that CD so we can assist in looking for it.


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Old 08-28-2010, 09:11 AM   #30
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Bad news....hope you find it soon!

If you do find him camping in it, wait until he is asleep, park your TV against the door so it can't be opened, and then run a hose from your exhaust pipe. If he tries to get out through a window....hit him with a baseball bat until he stops. On second thought, maybe you should just call the cops......of course, a rumor that he is using it to deal drugs out of will get them there much quicker, but does run the risk of bullet holes in the aluminum.

Obviously, I HATE thieves! Best of luck on your recovery.


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Old 08-28-2010, 11:59 AM   #31
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Years ago I read an account of the trial of a swindler who cheated a friend out of thousands of dollars. The judge asked "How could you cheat this man after he trusted you?"

The crook replied, "You can't cheat someone who doesn't trust you".

Something to keep in mind.
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #32
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Can you post the name? Race track barn hands (likely buyer) most all travel around to the in season race tracks via travel trailer. I'd check were the ponies are running.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:29 PM   #33
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I have a sighting in Fort Stockton (West Texas) on Wednesday, so he's almost certainly in New Mexico. Thanks to an eagle eyed local PD officer for recognizing a "dark green 90's explorer with black tinted windows, towing a 25 ft airstream with a silver WD hitch" even though it was before I filed the report.

Would the NM Airforums folks keep their eyes open?

Also learned: he took about $1500 in "loan" money with him, small amounts from several people, and some property, including a 50" LCD TV from the house he was staying in - and which I saw in his car. We're all communicating with each other. His ex-gf reports he wasn't planning to blow town, but something changed just a few days before. He doesn't have a criminal history and everyone was taken in.

I've been looking for my photos CD but haven't found it yet.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #34
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Dave, looks like he maybe heading back to Ruidoso.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:06 PM   #35
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Dave, not knowing what email server you have, but one of mine is on yahoo and keeps a sub folder for all attachments including photos that I've sent. Possibly you have sent photos of your trailer in the past to someone? Worth searching too.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #36
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We are all on the look out. If we catch is Texas after all....

That's a really sad picture..............

Poor tree........

I hope they didn't cut all the branches off it just to hang that guy.


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Old 08-29-2010, 09:32 AM   #37
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Dave I'm a little confused. How come you have not posted his name, his description, his license plate number (or did he steal the Explorer too), and at least the year of the Airstream.
Posting his name will not be slander, do you think he would actually file on you...?
Good move on getting ahold of the "girl friend". I will bet she knows more than she is letting on.
Did he ever say he had any other family? What kind of work did he do?
Do you suspect he is an illegal alien? (sure hope not as that will prob guarantee him federal protection).
Were the tires roadworthy? Might have had to stop and buy or repair one.
If the Ft.Stockton tip was accurate you are gaining ground.
Again look into a Private Eye. Not sure New Mexico will be very interested, but I hope so.
Give this sob no quarter if he is caught. You don't need friends that much.
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They can run but they can't hide. The forum Airstream watchers are everywhere.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #39
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Bewary of cashiers checks to begin with

Cashiers checks can be can go online to research how to tell if they are fake or not... eBay Guides - How to tell if a CASHIER'S CHECK IS FAKE in 30 seconds....but just because you deposited them in your account is no guarantee they are good. You have to wait until they "settle" for you to really have the money--a matter that can take several days and by that time the buyer can be long gone.

Also, making a fake cashiers check must take some real effort.....not something that you can do easily I would think............sounds like this guy went to a lot of trouble to get what he wanted. pj
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When selling anything that I would consider a large dollar item, I require it to either be via an ebay auction with paypal, or if a local sale the only option for me is to meet at the bank, go to the teller window, and have them count the money out to me from the buyer's bank account (no checks to me etc). Too many crooks these days.
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The bigger issue here isn't selling to some anonymous person on ebay or craigslist -- this is someone that he new for over a year -- either this thief had it planned all along or something really bad happened and he felt he had no other choice.

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...Like sands in the the days.....of our lives...good luck this is interesting to watch this thread.

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