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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Ever come out to your Defender to find people in it?

So...it's happened twice in 2 weeks.

The first time it was a pair of girls, one was in the front seat and the other was taking her photo...not really all that bad.

Last night after dinner, we were walking back to the truck and there were two guys with the doors open looking it over. Neither were sketchy guys, but just interested in the 110 and poking around.

Am I the only one this happens to?

I've got to get a locksmith out to key the door locks, obviously...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Jorge who is on this Forum has. He found an entire family in his...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Ive looked inside of Defenders before.

One of my earliest memories of a Defender I was in 8th or 9th grade and stole a subway sandwich out of a green ST near Boone NC..
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Ive looked inside of Defenders before.

One of my earliest memories of a Defender I was in 8th or 9th grade and stole a subway sandwich out of a green ST near Boone NC..

So you started on early-in-life being a hoodlum? Or were you just redistributing his sandwich wealth?
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Or were you just redistributing his sandwich wealth?
Damn those 1%'ers who run around town flashing their wealth through foot-long sammiches while the rest of us are relegated to the 6" variety...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Damn those 1%'ers who run around town flashing their wealth through foot-long sammiches while the rest of us are relegated to the 6" variety...
It's not "Fair" that he could afford a Foot Long! It had to be liberated!
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Honestly I'd be really pissed. Appreciation or not you don't screw with somebody's car...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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So you started on early-in-life being a hoodlum? Or were you just redistributing his sandwich wealth?
I was hungry and I did share it with my friends.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I have come out before having people walking around, touching, looking in and such, but never had anyone actually in the truck. I've wasted a lot of time, talking to people about Defenders... Promoting the brand, as it were, but I really dont know how I would react if people were sitting in my truck when I came out.

What did you say to them?
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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:35 PM
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I found someone sleeping under my truck a few weeks back, does that count? It turned out to be an unpleasant experience for him.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Honestly I'd be really pissed. Appreciation or not you don't screw with somebody's car...
Agreed! I would be so pissed if that happened to me. I have folk asking to take photos all of the time but have never (that I was aware of) had anyone touch the truck. It very obvious it's alarmed. Heck if you tapped on the glass with a key it would go off.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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What did you say to them?
The girls were great. They knew exactly what the truck was (well, one of them did) and she wanted to send a photo back to her boyfriend in Connecticut. I ended up helping them take a few photos then invited them into the distillery for drinks.

The guys from last night were not so bright. We talked for just a minute, I assured them that next time I wouldn't be so nice about it...they apologized and took off.

I've oogled plenty of 110's and 90's over the years but I'd never be so stupid as to touch a stranger's truck, let alone open it up and get inside.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Twice. Once was a girl in the front seat, with her friend was taking pictures. The other time was a guy trying to get into the center console with his friend keeping watch. That didn't work out too well for one of them. I was in shape and angry. I'm guessing he figured that out afterwards.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Two girls taking photos? When I first read your post I thought it was going to be a Neil story.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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I have come out before having people walking around, touching, looking in and such, but never had anyone actually in the truck. I've wasted a lot of time, talking to people about Defenders... Promoting the brand, as it were, but I really dont know how I would react if people were sitting in my truck when I came out.
x2. When I park where I can see my 110, there's always a few onlookers hovering and looking in windows. In particular, when I am coming out of a store, and so are some other people, and they are in front of me. The stop at the truck and looking as I walk up and they realize it's mine...always an awkward moment. Some are surprised and move on, and some ask if it's mine and then ask one burning question and then move on. To break the awkward silence sometimes, I'll say "it's mine, any questions?"

To find folks sitting in it would be something completely different. Someone would have to be completely overcome with curiosity to a degree I can't imagine to override social norms of not touching someone else's vehicle.

It's amazing what a pair of girls can get away with.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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honestly i'd be really pissed. Appreciation or not you don't screw with somebody's car...

me too!!!
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I came out of the grocery store to find a guy leaning halfway into the passenger window (top part was out) checking out the interior. No shame, just started asking questions as I walked up. Turns out his dad had one back in the 70s, was reliving old memories before he got in his Prius and went home. How sad.
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I found someone sleeping under my truck a few weeks back, does that count? It turned out to be an unpleasant experience for him.
I'm assuming thats because he was covered in 90W from your transfer case when he woke up ?

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before he got in his Prius and went home. How sad.
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