I had an eventful Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, it was a bad eventful type of day. Normally, I spend my Thanksgivings watching a movie with my folks, after the movie we go out to dinner. I had packed my iPad, and two laptops(PC and a MacBook) in my car. I had planned to open them up and do some work/studying afterwards. I made a mistake by doing this. I was in a rush to get to the theater and in the rush I didn’t lock the doors to my car. During the movie, someone noticed the doors were unlocked and went through my car and stole them.
Sadly, I made this discovery later on Thanksgiving. I went my car to get my laptops and they were gone.
I decided to wait till Friday morning to call the Police. My thinking was the police might be needed to help with traffic emergences with traffic on Thanksgiving. In hindsight, I should have called them when I found out. I called the non-emergency police line and a police officer came over to my place. The officer took a report of the items that were stolen. I also provided the serial numbers for the items that were stolen.
I discovered I was doing something good on accident. I typically hold on to the boxes of the devices I buy. I do this because it helps when I go to sell the item on eBay. I discovered that most companies put the serial number of the device on the box. After this ordeal, I would highly recommend holding on to the box of the device.
After I got the report filed with the police, I reached out to my insurance company and they gave me a check for the value of the items. It was nice to not be out of pocket for the machines. I just lost time buying the machines and reinstalling and configuring software.