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Stolen License plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NewTacomaGirl, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    NewTacomaGirl

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    My front license plate was stolen.. so ya.. I reported it stolen and my friend driving got pulled over 3 times because they thought he stole my truck or the license plate.

    I didnt know people stole license plates.. I know they steal cars and such.. but a license plate?

    So ya.. here is a warning to all of you. Make sure you keep a eye on your plates and all. I have to buy new plates for my truck, but being a hour away from the county I bought them in, I cant get them for a bit.

    This month has been horrible. Anyone else ever had their plates stolen?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Nope. Thanks goodness! :)
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    I've heard of people going into populated parking lots and swapping people's license plates for shits and giggles.

    Most people don't memorize their own license plate so it becomes almost impossible to find your plate. It usually takes a cop pulling you over to make you realize you don't have the right plate and by then it's too late...
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    I never installed my front plate but i have heard of people stealing plates
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    i know that some crack heads in the city (chicago specifically) will cut your catalytic converter right out from underneath your truck, in the middle of winter, while your waiting for Your sub at Subway. They'll turn around and get scrap value.

    Shitty luck with the plates tho...
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    rcbs204

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  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    fireturk41

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    ive turned friends plate upside down for giggles but thats it...
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    never heard of that, I dont have a front plate anyways. My plate is 4 letters/numbers, so I have it memorized anyways lol
     
  10. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    Here in colorado its a law that you must have front AND back license plates on your vehicle. Rather would be safe then sorry, ya know?
     
  11. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I did that once.. took her a week to realize it. :D
     
  12. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Mine was stolen from my apartment complex.. which is a gated community. Luckily I know my plates by heart, so I dont have to look it up alot.

    My ipod was stolen out of my friends jeep in my complex as well.. luckily i got it back. :3
     
  13. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    I have mine memorized too...but like someone said...most people don't even pay their own any attention...so the theft could go undetected for quite some time (esp in states with no front plates)
     
  14. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    I had my rear plate and frame stolen once. I'm sure they did it to get the registration sticker. Reg is expensive in CA. Some people just get the sticker stolen. I put the new frame and plate on with tamper-proof bolts and crosshatched the sticker with a razor blade so it's impossible to get the whole thing. In this bad economy people are stealing all sorts of stuff.

    I also just installed a Cat Clamp because cat theft is rampant in L.A. and Tacomas are realy popular with cat thieves.
     
  16. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    As far as I know most states have it required to have front and back plates. Im just glad I caught mine in time and reported it. Even though the officer that came to talk to me was a #$^&$%^# jerk. :/
     
  17. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    i think actually most states only require rear...sorry your officer came across as a jerk
     
  18. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Cats as in feline cats? o.o
     
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    My Ex!! wife got pulled over for stealing someones plates and putting them on her car . she told the officer that she needed them becuse her tags were expired :eek:.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Im not to worried about it. As long as they are doing their job and trying to find my plate, im not to worried about it.

    He kept hitting on me.. it was creepy.. ><
     
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