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pike51
05-14-2012, 10:19 AM
My neighbor was doing a Mother's Day cook for his parents, in-laws, and his familyand got things fired up Saturday night about 9 pm on his smoker. He's got a nice home made offset on a small trailer and it was in his fenced back yard with a lock in the tongue. Went to bed about midnight, woke up at 4 am to check the temps and the smoker was gone! Some jack-hole stole it during cooking!

Not only was he out the cooker, but the thiefs got 4 slabs of ribs, a butt, 2 chickens and some beans along with all his cooking tools and wood (kept in a large storage box on the trailer).

Seriously? How crappy is that!!

BabyHuey
05-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Load the guns, were going hunting :mad:

That sucks....hope they catch the crooks

Panthers65
05-14-2012, 10:46 AM
wow that sucks, I keep my trailer under two locks, a beefy chain ran through the spokes of the trailer wheel and a ball lock on the tongue.

I'll keep a lookout on CL for you, but my guess it some tweeker with a POS dropped it off at the scrap yard this morning or it'll end up at some shady pawn shop/flea market

ThatsWhatSheSaidBBQ
05-14-2012, 10:47 AM
One of my biggest fears..This is why I do not cook over night.. I just wake up REALLY early..and turn my temps up if need be..I feel his pain!

bnew17
05-14-2012, 10:48 AM
My neighbor was doing a Mother's Day cook for his parents, in-laws, and his familyand got things fired up Saturday night about 9 pm on his smoker. He's got a nice home made offset on a small trailer and it was in his fenced back yard with a lock in the tongue. Went to bed about midnight, woke up at 4 am to check the temps and the smoker was gone! Some jack-hole stole it during cooking!

Not only was he out the cooker, but the thiefs got 4 slabs of ribs, a butt, 2 chickens and some beans along with all his cooking tools and wood (kept in a large storage box on the trailer).

Seriously? How crappy is that!!

Ill keep a eye out here. Im a few hours away from you. Do you know of any defining characteristics or ways to identify the smoker?

pike51
05-14-2012, 11:14 AM
We're trying to find some pictures but nothing was really defining about it. He made it himself, so it's not a commercially made unit. About the only special thing was it had aluminum "bullet hole" wheels and not cheap trailer wheels.

Oh... he had dual 4" stainless auto exhaust as the smoke stacks.

Just wouldn't have thought a thief would go in a fenced yeard (6' high wooden panel fencing) and cut the tongue lock off. Then roll the trailer to his vehicle and drive off. Damn thing had to be hot. Had to be a team with a plan in place.

BobM
05-14-2012, 12:06 PM
That's a real bummer. :mad:
It's amazing what some people will do. :tsk:

colonel00
05-14-2012, 12:32 PM
I guess I have to ask the question. How/where did the neighbor store the smoker any other night? Was it in a different place or in the garage?

pitbossJB
05-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Man, that's low! I guess you have to lock up everything. Wow!

Jason TQ
05-14-2012, 01:30 PM
That blows. I wonder if his home owners insurance policy would cover it, assuming it is worth more than the deductible and covered in general.

cgwaite
05-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Load the guns, were going hunting :mad:


I've got the rope!

pike51
05-14-2012, 02:06 PM
I guess I have to ask the question. How/where did the neighbor store the smoker any other night? Was it in a different place or in the garage?

It was sitting in the same place it always is, inside his fenced in back yard. He was planning on taking it out for it's first trip over Memorial Day weekend.

fingerlickin'
05-14-2012, 02:40 PM
That story can't be true. :crazy: Congrats on the new cooker pike, how were his ribs? :-P

wildflower
05-14-2012, 02:46 PM
It's lock and load time :mad2:

razrbakcrzy
05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Maybe he cooks really bad que and his family couldn't stand it anymore????:oops::blabla::tongue::icon_smile_tongu e::razz: I apologize lord , and god bless the pygmies down there in Africa!

BRBBQ
05-14-2012, 03:18 PM
:Cry::rant::mad:

hamiltont
05-14-2012, 03:27 PM
That just sucks man!!! The perps probably never knew there was a smoker in the yard until they smelled it. That aroma can do strange things to folks, especially dishonest ones. Might not hurt to put an add in various local Craigs Lists, with pics, just to get the word out. Good Luck!!!

El Ropo
05-14-2012, 04:11 PM
I spoke with a guy who was rocking a brand new huge custom offset about 6 months ago. The reason his smoker was brand new was because his older offset was stolen from behind his place of business, and it also had a lock on the hitch.

His new solution was when it was parked, he takes the wheels off and leaves the smoker sitting on cinder blocks, and a hitch lock. So the thieves would have to bring their own wheels and lug nuts to haul it away. I guess they could always steal a flatbed towtruck first, then yank it up onto the flatbed.

Those farkers had some big balls. Seems the worse the economy gets, the more of this stuff is happening.

A new trend around here is for gas thieves to target large work trucks, assuming there is a lot of gas in the large tanks. Instead of stealing the gas by siphoning, they are crawling under truck, poking a large hole in the tank and placing their containers under hole to drain out all the gas. That's crazy stuff. When they get all they can hold, they just let the rest of gas spill out on the street.

spider22
05-14-2012, 04:13 PM
I spoke with a guy who was rocking a brand new huge custom offset about 6 months ago. The reason his smoker was brand new was because his older offset was stolen from behind his place of business, and it also had a lock on the hitch.

His new solution was when it was parked, he takes the wheels off and leaves the smoker sitting on cinder blocks, and a hitch lock. So the thieves would have to bring their own wheels and lug nuts to haul it away. I guess they could always steal a flatbed towtruck first, then yank it up onto the flatbed.

Those farkers had some big balls. Seems the worse the economy gets, the more of this stuff is happening.

A new trend around here is for gas thieves to target large work trucks, assuming there is a lot of gas in the large tanks. Instead of stealing the gas by siphoning, they are crawling under truck, poking a large hole in the tank and placing their containers under hole to drain out all the gas. That's crazy stuff. When they get all they can hold, they just let the rest of gas spill out on the street.

I have actually heard where people were drilling a hole and threading a valve in the bottom of the tank so they can go back for several nights and just take a little every time so the owners would not realize it.

Bonewagon
05-14-2012, 04:16 PM
Unbelievable! There's a special special place in Hades for a person that would do that...

DaveMW
05-14-2012, 04:35 PM
:tsk::tsk::tsk::tsk:

retired trucker
05-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Man, that is just so wrong, on many levels. Hope them suckers get caught Red Hot Handed.:redface:

energyzer
05-14-2012, 05:19 PM
GUYS, GUYS, I got to tell you about this new smoker I got this weekend! Pretty Sweet! It even came loaded with food....Can you believe that?? What a DEAL!

Seriously though......that's just wrong!

tish
05-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Now the question is... what would you do if you found the guy? :heh:

farklf
05-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Ask for the meat back! I had a small personal smoker with meat on it get stolen when I lived in Denver back in 84'. Took the grill and my ribs while I was at the clubhouse playing pool. I went and bought another and a lock and chain.

PlanB-BBQ
05-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Lock n load.

1911Ron
05-14-2012, 08:17 PM
Screw the rope:tsk::tsk::mad2:

mallorjc
05-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Crap. I had such high hpoes for Georgia. Sounds like NYC. (no offense). I've had porch furniture stolen and asseme his insurance will cover, but custom built value is bad. Fark!:mad2:

SirPorkaLot
05-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Okay here's the deal. This is not a random crime.

My guess:
1. Inside job: someone(s) that has been to the house, knows there is a cooker there, and made plans.

2. Teenage prank (most likely scenario): some stoned teenagers with a pick-up (every male teen in Ga has access to pick-up) smells yummy BBQ, make plans to snatch it, eat contents (probably not even done yet), then dispose of cooker in some field or random parking lot.

plowin-fire
05-15-2012, 12:11 AM
That sucks big time. Dunno what I would do in that situatuation. Oh wait! Time to build a bigger and better one. And invest in a few good dogs...

KnucklHed BBQ
05-15-2012, 12:20 AM
Unbelievable! There's a special special place in Hades for a person that would do that...

Was thinkin' the same thing... only my story involves lead poisoning too.

Chrispy
05-15-2012, 12:28 AM
Pad lock hasps are hardened steel….think brittle…two small pipe wrenches and a lock hasp will snap easier than any pipe connection ever could. Not every body has bolt cutters, super quick and silent.
I agree with the idea of an inside job….you don’t just drive down the road and think …wow I need a new fully loaded pit.
Good luck to your neighbor, like John said, they might find out on some back road party field.

weadjust
05-15-2012, 12:30 AM
That blows. I wonder if his home owners insurance policy would cover it, assuming it is worth more than the deductible and covered in general.

Maybe. Depends on the HO Policy. A HO3 Policy would cover it under the personal property coverage. However an insurance co. may limit the coverage to $1,000 under the trailers not used for water craft Special Limits of Liability section of the HO3.

Bottom line is he would need to read his policy.

TonyT
05-15-2012, 04:09 AM
Man, that's horrible. In the words of Russel Peters "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad"!:evil::evil::evil:

BobM
05-15-2012, 11:57 AM
All's well that ends well:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133098

landarc
05-15-2012, 01:18 PM
I have to say, a friend of mine has a towable smoker for his shop, which is located out of the way and he went nuts on security. Removes the wheels and stores them offsite when he is not towing it. Removable tongue and welded solid frame on trailer, so it cannot be chain towed. Runs separate chains through the rear frame and around the axles, and the chains are cast into the concrete.

It seems nuts, but, trailer theft is just not that uncommon.

tish
05-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Might not be that uncommon, but you have to be mighty low to steal someone's smoker. I'd put that person in the same category with any low life who'd steal your dog. There's a special kind of hell for someone who'd do that kind of thing. :tsk:

mallorjc
05-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Mine was stolen by columbian crew sent by cable company to fiber-optic the neighborhood. Blew up 2 houses by whacking gas lines & drove around nights liberating porch furniture