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Wood Thief

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Prof, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Prof

    Prof Burning Hunk

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    I went to some wooded land that I own to pick up a load of wood that I cut, split, and had laying in a pile from a few days before. I found some SOB with his quad and trailer loaded with my wood! Needless to say, I was not happy. Mr. SOB tried to say that he wasn't stealing my wood--still confused by this. I don't have the property posted (but will after this weekend), so if he was just scrounging the dead fall, it would be poor form, but not as big of a deal as talking my already processed wood. Just thought I'd vent.

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  2. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Im with ya I wouuld be Pi$$ed off to find people on my land taking wood that was cut and split. You made him dump it?
  3. burnt2perfection

    burnt2perfection Member

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    That's how I get all my wood. It is very irritating though when it's not cut and split to my desired size. ;lol
  4. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    lol
  5. Prof

    Prof Burning Hunk

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    Yeah, I made him dump it, I pointed out what an a$$ he is and called the cops just to let him know I was serious. Didn't press charges, but just wanted to shake him up and communicate that stealing wood is a crime!
  6. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    He knew what he was doing, he probably saw it while out scouting for a place for his deer stand and came back to get some "free" wood. Might want to put up a trail camera to make sure he isn't hunting on your property as well.
  7. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I be scared shtless to steal wood like that around here!
  8. jebatty

    jebatty Minister of Fire

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    Same thing when the power co did line clearing along our property line on the highway. I cut logs to 8' length and stacked them to pick up later. Two times I spotted people cutting up the logs for firewood, and both times I stopped by, asked why they were taking the property owner's wood, and then told them it was my land and they would need to unload the wood and leave the property. Never got very confrontational.
  9. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Right on brother!
  10. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    You don't accidentally load split cut wood on someone else's property. Good call on your part, hope it's the end of this story.
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  11. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    If it's on the highway, cut by the power company, and assuming your house is not obviously visible from the highway, I can kind of understand this as a mistake. After the big storms here last fall, there has been wood along the sides of I-84 all year, cut up. Every once in a while I see a crazy dude pulled off into the median piling wood into his truck...
  12. jdinspector

    jdinspector Feeling the Heat

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    Just curious. How old was the guy?
  13. Prof

    Prof Burning Hunk

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    about 35
  14. new_wood

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    Glad you caught him in the act.......some people are just inconsiderate!
  15. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    You callin' me crazy ;).....could of been me
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  16. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I would not need the cops to scare the crap out of him......In fact he just may be the one doing the calling! (I dont have a cell) ;)
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  17. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    I could only imagine how the above scenario would go! LOL... you would say that is my wood and i'm going to call the police...but wait i don't have a cell phone would you mind calling for me! HAHAHAH
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  18. Danno77

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    "Hey you on the quad, you might wanna call the cops and tell them a trespasser was just shot"
  19. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I would just stand there holding my ar with a stink eye! ;)
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    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    I am glad my property is out of the way and if someone comes up there my dog will take care of them right away! They won't be able to get over the fence fast enough!
  21. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I got one of them too! She calls in the fire support....lol shes a silly dog but I dont call her chopper for nothing!
  22. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Anytime during hunting season I usually have my sidearm with me if I am working in the woods. Not that I would brandish it if this happened to me but you never know what idiot you will run into in the woods.
  23. Prof

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    I was armed, but not obviously so. Fortunately, "negotiations" did not go in that direction. I also carry a gun to take care of the rabid critter or wild dog. When I was a kid I was chased by a pack of wild dogs--not an experience I want to repeat.
  24. NSDave

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    Yea I think seeing a pile of freshly cut and split wood in the woods, I'd be bright enough to figure that A; I'm on someones property, and B; they are probably coming back for it. Dude knew what the deal was for sure. And I'd guess that he knew it wasn't his property too.
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  25. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    +1 Stealing your hard work.
    Good you vent here than let it get you to PO'd .
    Hopefully it solved & no other problems with him.

    Put a string across the trail he uses on your property, about knee high, hook a small split to each end. Next time he drives thru, the ATV will hit the string & the split will fly up & smack him upside the head & knock some sense into him
    PS: Remember where you put the string LOL :)
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