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01-05-2011, 03:44 AM
Someone stole my coat and my gloves from my psychologist's office earlier today. :angryfire There is a closet in the waiting room, and I noticed my stuff was missing after the appointment. I searched the entire clinic to be sure (my shrink shares his office with a couple of medical doctors), but my belongings were nowhere to found. :(

I had to file a police report, and luckily my psychologist gave me money for cab fare so I wouldn't freeze to death while waiting for the bus. (I don't have a car.) The thief, whoever s/he is, clearly didn't give a rat's ass whether or not I could make it home in the dead of winter without a coat or gloves. :rolleyes:

I was just curious if anyone else had a similar experience. Maybe the recession has made people more desperate or something, but I'm quite surprised that there are folks out there who actually look through waiting room closets in search for things to steal. :blah: I lived in Canada all of my life, and this is the first time I've been robbed at a clinic.

01-05-2011, 04:16 AM
Unfortunately not. I believe the thieves of the world have better tastes than to steal my coat! :D

01-05-2011, 04:20 AM
I believe if that happened, I'd probably assume the person really needed a coat. If my money and keys were in it though, and they didn't leave that, then I'd be pissed.

Sorry that happened to you :(

01-05-2011, 04:30 AM
Both of my daughters had their jackets stolen from different classrooms at school last year. The first one was brand new and never resurfaced, so someone must have liked our taste in jackets from BJ's!

The second daughter's jacket turned up much later in the school's lost & found, minus the Nintendo DS that she had in a "hidden" inside zipper pocket. Guess it wasn't hidden all that well, or she showed it off in school which tempted someone. She had deliberately disobeyed us by sneaking it to school, and she didn't tell us about the stolen DS until weeks later. Bonus: fewer arguments over who is going to play which game on their DS, lol.

Maybe someone mistook your coat for theirs? I've made that mistake when I brought one jacket, but accidentally picked up someone else's because it looked like one of my other jackets.

01-05-2011, 04:37 AM
Unfortunately, yes. From a skating rink when I was about 12. It was brand new and my mother had paid for it via credit card. Essentially we bought someone a brand new jacket since she got the bill for it about 2wks. later.

01-05-2011, 04:44 AM
No, but I'm always a little (too?) fearful of having anything stolen, including my coat. That would be a nightmare, especially if it was my latest since I paid a lot for it because I'm very cold sensitive. I kept my old coat and if I know I'm going to go somewhere in public and leave it unattended, this is the one I bring with me. It doesn't look very stuffed anymore so it's probably not too appealing, and I wouldn't be in too much trouble if it happened to be stolen (until I could make it home, obviously!). It's too bad because sometimes I'd rather wear the new one as it keeps me warmer!

I'm really sorry this happened to you. :( I can only imagine how frustrating this must be, and now you're probably always going to have this little fear of getting stolen again.

01-05-2011, 04:50 AM
Not stolen... but when I was staying in a hostel in London in Feb one year, a lady slashed my down winter coat. I assume it was intentional because this lady was quite pissed at me because I was disturbing her by staying up so late. (err, I'd gotten back from a show at 10:30 or 11pm and wanted to call home to say I was ok... so not really "late" by hostel standards by any means) My coat was too big to put in a locker and when I woke up the next morning, the inside had a huge jagged slash from top to bottom.

01-05-2011, 05:40 AM
I had my umbrella stolen on the first day of a class called Ethical Theory!

Methinks someone really needed that class...

01-05-2011, 11:10 AM
There was a teacher from my school whose leather jacket was stolen. I don't know if it was a fancy designer jacket, but still it was brand new, and she was quite upset about it.

Sorry that this happened to you and others. :(

01-05-2011, 01:21 PM
I had a coat taken from a restaurant after a New Year's Eve party years ago. I think someone (drunk) just put on the wrong coat because a coat of a similar color was left without an owner.

01-05-2011, 02:34 PM
I've never had a coat stolen--but growing up in Brooklyn in the 80s and 90s I remember kids getting jumped for their winter coats (and sneakers) if they were wearing the hot coat for that year. Triple Fat Goose coats, shearling coats, bomber jackets--it changed every year to whatever was hot for that winter season (and in NYC the winter jacket fashion changes just about every year). Getting mugged and having your Air Jordan sneakers swiped right off your feet was something I also remember happening.

I avoided those kinds of clothes like the plague, so I never got anything stolen. Mostly I didn't want to pay the money, but also...who wanted to get jumped for a coat or some shoes? Thankfully, I don't hear about that kind of thing happening any more.

01-05-2011, 02:39 PM
I had a coat taken from a restaurant after a New Year's Eve party years ago. I think someone (drunk) just put on the wrong coat because a coat of a similar color was left without an owner.

That is also an old bar prank. Some people who have had a few too many think it is funny to grab any coat off the rack and leave with it.

I've never had my coat stolen, but I had my bag with my shoes in it stolen from a rink - fortunately I drove!

Don't name brand coats get stolen from school kids quite often?

01-05-2011, 02:42 PM
Yep, happened to me once at a A-level-pre-party (we have such stuff in Germany) 3 years ago where some morons thought it was funny to play around with pepper spray. At one time no one was even able to breathe properly anymore.
The party had to be aborted by the police and hell broke loose...no one was watching the cloakroom anymore and people just took whatever they could get from there.
And someone stole my favourite winter coat (with a Rolling Stones patch I bought in Paris :( ).
Fortunately I was wearing another leather jacket but it still wasn't fun to walk home 15 minutes from the tram station when it's snowy and cold. :mad:

01-05-2011, 02:51 PM
My kids' jackets were $30 specials from BJ's - not a hot name brand at all, lol. Yes, schoolkids do get jumps for jackets, sneakers, cell phones, etc. Someone at the rink said that thief unzipped their daughter's zuca bag in order to steal the black northface-brand jacket inside. If that's true, the thief is a dope because the zuca bag was probably more expensive! lol

01-05-2011, 02:56 PM
Never happened to me, touch wood.