**False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks

Posted by: Jan Wellford

**False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/09/07 06:09 PM

Update: Apparently it was an animal. Ha!

We don't normally deal with this crap here, but it happened today. This is second hand from one of the victims. Be wary!

Three men climbing at the Chapel Pond slab today saw someone going through their packs when they were high on the route. After descending they found that the theif had taken their car key from a pack, broken into the car and stolen wallets, cell phones, etc and generally rifled through everything in the car. The car was locked and the key was nowhere to be found when they got to it.

That's about all I know, but if I find out more I'll post. The police are involved, hopefully then can do something but I don't imagine there's much to be done.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/09/07 08:05 PM

An animal with a cellphone now?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/10/07 03:16 AM

If the thief had the car key from the pack, he wouldn't really have had to "break in" to the car now, would he?

I witnessed a raven thoroughly empty my pack at the base of Chapel Pond slab. If there had been some loose stones on the 4th pitch I coulda had some good fun. But alas, I had nothing to throw.
Posted by: empicard

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/10/07 12:15 PM

biners. would have been worth it if you hit the bird.
Posted by: caver

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/10/07 10:54 PM

I once saw a red squirrel chewing into my pack at the base of Square ledge, across from Mt. Washington....this is also a hiking destination with scenic overlook, so they were waiting for the bling..........bastard merely chattered at me when I missed him by 6 inches with a rock!
Posted by: Aya

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/11/07 03:04 AM

Chapel pond is right next to the road... why leave a pack at the base at all??

Funny though!
Posted by: MarcC

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/11/07 04:12 AM

 Originally Posted By: Jan Wellford
Update: Apparently it was an animal. Ha!

We don't normally deal with this crap here, but it happened today. This is second hand from one of the victims. Be wary!

Three men climbing at the Chapel Pond slab today saw someone going through their packs when they were high on the route.

I guess the animal was named Chicken Little. Thank you for the alarmist post, second hand no less.
Posted by: BobbyS

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/11/07 11:33 PM

monkey stole my only water bottle while suiting up for 5 pitches...but it was better than being attacked by ringtail cats on washington's column or el cap...where do those #*?!* come from.

Sounds like someone needs to evoke the vigilante...the vigilante was the climber that got sick of being ripped off at the red so he hid in the flatbed of his truck with a bat...I think the person had it comin.
Posted by: BobbyS

Re: **False Alarm** Theft in the Adirondacks - 05/11/07 11:35 PM

Insurance is a good thing to have if you are traveling on the road and have lots of gear. In Sedona with a friend our window was smashed and they got wallets, phones, etc.