KRQE has a story about 1 million dollars of diamonds being stolen out of a car in Albuquerque.
North Carolina jeweler Peter Kaplan was in town this week to show his rare jewelry to a local retailer. On Wednesday about 10 a.m. he and his wife made a three-minute pit stop at the Walgreen’s on Carlisle and Menaul giving the criminals all the time they needed.
If I had a million dollars of diamonds in my car, I would not stop for anything for even a second. It would be from the safe to the location and that’s it. I think I would even hire an insured armored courier to transport them.
To make the story even more interesting, they found a GPS enabled phone in the rental car. They think it may have been used by the thiefs to track their victim.
Last week I took one of my usual day trips to Portland and lost my drivers license ID. That really sucked. I didn’t have much problem getting through airport security but I wasn’t able to rent a car. Thankfully I was able to get a friend to give me a ride.
My bad luck last week was completely reversed this week when I arrived at PDX (Portland International Airport) and found my name on a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ at the Hertz lot (The ZHZ is a special version of the Corvette built just for Hertz). I did not request this car but for some reason they gave it to me at the price of the rental I reserved.
I double checked the rental paperwork in the car and sure enough my name was on it and so was the Corvette. I sat in the car for like 5 minutes just trying to catch my breath. They must have either not had enough cars or upgraded me based on the amount of cars I have rented from them. Or both.
After I completed my business I drove the car up I-5 into Washington. Unfortunately I had mileage limits and only a few hours before I had to be back to the airport. Not that I would ever do anything illegal but I managed not to get a ticket dispite coming across a few highway patrol cars on overpasses. One of them even followed me from a half mile back for a while.
The Corvette is truly a race car. I have never driven a Corvette or a car in a Corvette’s class before so this was a real treat for a car guy like me who has no resources to do car things. If Hertz did this to encourage me to continue renting cars from them then it worked. I will love you forever Hertz!
Haven’t been in the blogging mode the last several weeks. My company sent me to Arizona for an assignment, which pretty much sucked
Normally I would have jumped at a chance to go to Arizona for free. But its hot and miserable in Arizona this time of year. Then I caught a cold and was sick for the first two weeks. How does someone catch a cold in 100+ heat? Someone broke into my rental car. Thankfully it wasn’t my own car and I didn’t leave anything in the car. It was still a hassle and lost most of a day dealing with it
Anyway it’s good to be back home.