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    Fantastic. I hope all is well with it. Russ

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    Best wishes for a safe recovery.

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    Wow! Great news, indeed. Congratulations on the recovery. I hope your car is in perfect condition and that the perpetrator is punished to the max.

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    Great news, thx for update! How did they track it down? Any thoughts on how we all can prevent similar issues going forward?

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    Yes, I agree about how to prevent having your car and trailer stolen. I trailer mine all around the midwest and any suggestions would be appreciated. Maybe we could start a new thread on trailer and car theft protection. Russ

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    Man that is great news. love to see a photo of the wanker that stole it

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    It was good to have y'all come up to the Atlanta British Car Fayre this year. You added to the 7 representation in the Lotus section. I hope to see you back despite the poor hospitality displayed by a local.
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    Needless to say, it has been a stressful and exhausting month or so.
    Let me make a few notes on some of the things that I have learned or at least the way I experienced them.

    - Dial 911 to call the Police immediately

    If you see the theft in progress
    - Do not approach
    - Set off your car alarm with your clicker
    - Take pictures with your phone
    - Stay out of harm's way

    When the police arrive, have your drivers license and all your license numbers or VINs ready.

    I did not have the license number for my van and the police would not report that as "Stolen" until I got it. Eventually I got the VIN from my insurance co, but having that ready would have made things a lot smoother.
    My wife's solution is to take pictures of all the plates and registrations with your phone, then email them to yourself.

    Fortunately, my vehicles were recovered and I did not suffer a huge loss.

    The wrecker yard will require your drivers license and registration/title and cash.
    I did not have insurance on the trailer and that was a mistake! It is certainly reasonable ($16/6 months) and would have covered the towing/storage fees.

    Florida has a $250 cap on vehicle contents, so try not to leave a lot in the vehicle, particularly anything that is irreplaceable.

    It will take 4-5 days for the police report to be available. The only way to get an Incident report is to appear in person at the police station. You can get a Collision report mailed to you, but not an Incident report.
    There is a per page charge for the report and they may redact parts of it.
    Be mindful that they are conducting an investigation and how they go about it is their business.

    I have thought a lot about how to prevent or discourage theft, but I think that is a different topic and I will look for an appropriate thread or create one.

    Thanks to all - Joe

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    Joe,

    Glad to here the good news!
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