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Old 11-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #21
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Hundred to one I bet the op just forgot to lock the car door.
EVERYONE forgets sometimes..
And plenty of perps walk down the street trying car doors for that very reason.
So if I were the op, I would stop worrying and remember to lock the doors.

IMO: Why would a pro (carrying such tools) bother with a car with nothing in it? and NOT know the car (Fords in general) has that exact sort of alarm?

So it was just a 'crime of opportunity..'
The doors have to be locked for the alarm to be active. I don't lock my doors when the car is in the garage and if I don't drive it for a few days the alarm doesn't go off when I open the door.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #22
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The doors have to be locked for the alarm to be ACTIVE. I don't lock my doors when the car is in the garage and if I don't drive it for a few days the alarm doesn't go off when I open the door.
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I do the same exact thing.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #23
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Hard to open a locked door (unless your a thief) I don't lock mine when in the garage at home and the alarm doesn't go off [as expected & thank goodness]
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #24
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what was he attempting to steal? lol
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I'm happy to read that your're safe!
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We have the Castle Law here in Missouri. He would have either had to have been in your home, or you would've have had to have been in your car (in other words, you being in your home but him breaking into your car outside your home wouldn't be part of the castle law; but if you were in the car and he tried to break in...), with some sort of threat (ANY threat). If you walked out with a gun and he ran, even down here in 'Merica, you better keep the gun to yourself!

Now if he came towards you, even a step, at that point...
Can not answer questions if you are dead though.

"Uhh sir I was getting into my car for a pen and this guy tried to break in when I was at the car"
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #27
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or just pry the door from the car enough for a long, straight pole to push the button on the dash.

I really dislike that button placement....
Hadn't thought about that.

Although, I don't think that's any easier than door placement. I locked the keys in my Saturn one time and pried the door with a soft wedge and used an unwound coat hanger to push the button on the door. Would've been harder to use a button on the dash and it probably wouldn't have reached. Would've needed a longer utensil. Would've been a lot more awkward angle too.

That's one reason I got the keyless entry keypad option, lol. Only $95. Eliminates the possibility of locking the keys in your car. The other reason is, it ALLOWS you to lock your keys in your car! Borrowed a relatives truck and they just left the keys in the center console with the doors locked. Opened it with the keypad and grabbed the keys!

Though the main reason I got it is just that, the potential for locking the keys in the car. It's also convenient if you just need to get into your car but don't happen to have your key, etc.
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Can not answer questions if you are dead though.

"Uhh sir I was getting into my car for a pen and this guy tried to break in when I was at the car"
How are you going to explain the forensic data showing that you fired the weapon from the garage?

Either way, a simple break in is not worth risking your life or ending someone elses. Chances are, they'd be chased away.

However- if you were ever in that situation; less is more. "I feared for my life" are the only words necessary. Absolutely no explanation, answer no questions. Sounds counterintuitive but talk to any lawyer who has dealt with a self defense case. As you said, they can't get his side of the story.

Of course the best defense is to have not committed the crime! Absolutely no need to shoot a fleeing thief. However, once confronted, they should be aware that life is unfair and they probably shouldn't have brought a fist/mouth/knife to a gun fight. If they did bring a gun, then they probably shouldn't have made me aware of that fact because that makes it pretty open and shut. "He was grabbing at his waist, I feared for my life. No more questions, please."
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People will steal anything. I had a 36 pack of toilet paper and gym clothes stolen out of my car last summer!

The early Ford Tauruses had a slot under the exterior door handles that you could poke a screw driver through to unlock.
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36 pack of toilet paper
Visible? If so, you were asking for your car to get broken into.
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