Auto Theft Myths



Jerry:

Donna, don’t worry about it. We aren’t going to jail on some trumped up charges.

Wife:

“Trumped up?” Jerry these are police investigators. They are talking insurance fraud, stuff like that. They are talking to our friends and family!

Jerry:

I know, I know. I don’t understand what the big deal is, I mean it was our van that was stolen.

Wife:

Jerry, you NEVER go down to that part of the city. They are saying you left it there on purpose. They say you were trying to get it stolen, we might not even get insurance for it.

Jerry:

I know. I didn’t think it would hurt anything, I just figured… if it did get stolen, the insurance would cover it and we’d be able to get a new van. I never thought we’d end up in this mess. The plan was working just fine at first. If those kids hadn’t taken it for a joy ride into New Jersey, the state police would have never been involved.

Wife:


“Those kids?” Jerry, you are the one who practically planned this whole thing. I can’t believe you. What exactly do you plan to say to our kids?

Jerry:

They don’t have to know, we’ll just explain that it was a mix-up.

Wife:

“A mix-up.” Great. Jerry when are you going to wake up? We have no car, we have no insurance money, [crying] and we’re going to lose all credibility with our friends. I don’t know what made you think this was a good idea to begin with, but you better start thinking about your job and your family. At this point, that old van is the least of our worries. The entire community is going to find out inlcuding our children's friends. Exactly how do you plan to explain why we did this to them?

 


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