Lost my radio

Sounds like a song doesn’t it.  Unfortunately for me it’s not.  I lost all my songs with my radio yesterday.  We can’t nail down where it happened but know that it was in Escazu in one of two guarded parking lots.  So much for paying the watchingman to watch my car.

We were very fortunate that all we lost was the radio.  Last time someone wanted my Pioneer pop out radio, they popped out my window to get it.  This time I’m not real sure how they got into the car, whether they jimmy’d the lock or Lord only knows how.  My window and door were in tact.  I have seen crow bars taken to door frames to bend an opening big enough to get a hand through and unlock it….breaking the window would have been easier I think.

This is a common problem with car radio’s in Costa Rica, your likely to go through 3 or 4 depending on how long you have the car.  We have an alarm and everything too so it’s a mystery.  Makes me wonder if the doors really lock when you hit that security button on the keychain.  I know to check for it next time.

Another point to this story is that the radio and my car is insured with INS (the country’s monopoly on insurance).  But to get this paid for you have to go through so much red tape it’s a royal pain in the neck or so I have been told.  I’m going on Thursday to start the process so I will write again once it is done to let you know how much fun I had.

One side note…I should have called the traffic police 800 800 8000 to report the radio being stolen from where it happened.  Problem was I didn’t realize that it was gone until I was on my way home.  This would have made my Thursday go a little quicker as I wouldn’t have to start out at the police department in San Jose.

More on the story of my radio later…

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