A few days ago, I had my PSP stolen out of my backpack at school, a good example of why you shouldn't bring awsome, expensive things to school. I used to keep it in my pocket with its screen flip cover on, but it was kind of big, so I started putting it in my pack a few weeks ago. Well, during the day sometime, I had it jacked. I narrowed it down to it having to be in my second period class, since I had dozed off, my pack was across the room, and it was dark. Well, I start asking around the next day and my friend tells me this kid Danny has a PSP now, said he's had it all year, but had only just now been seen with one. Just that morning, in second period, I had told Danny I had my PSP stolen. He asked me if I still had my games and wanted to borrow them. I didn't. Then he offered to buy them off me, and I said what if I get mine back, and he quicky offered that if I got my PSP back, he'd sell them back to me. Well, I went up and told the office in the begining of 6th period, and they went and seached him, and didn't find anything because he had already traded it to this kid Hector for an iPod Nano. Well, I had to go ask around today to find out he'd traded it to Hector, but Hector had made him trade back when he found it was stolen after school yesterday, after they searched Danny. Well, today, I talk to the office, and give them my serial number (from the box of the PSP), and they send an officer over to Danny's house (who is, conveniently, not at school today). I get called in aboput 10 minutes before school is over, and they had found my PSP. Sadly, it's pretty trashed up now. I have had it since March 2005 and kept suprisingly good care of it. Not only does it now have deep gashes in it, but it doesn't have my 512 MB memory stick that I paid $80 for about a year ago. Instead, it has a 256 MB stick now. Now the douchebag is facing felony criminal charges, and tomorrow, I have to bring the officer a list of damages and diferences to the PSP, and I guess his parents will need to compensate. Maybe I can get a new PSP out of this, it's pretty ****ed up now. There's a few lessons you all can learn from this:
1. Don't leave expensive items in your backpack that's out of sight
2. ALWAYS keep your serial number handy, writen down somewhere off of the item itself
3. Don't be a dumbass and steal stuff
I was lucky, guys. Most people don't get their stuff back. Even though I did, my 1st wave PSP is pretty trashed, might have to be replaced, and I'm missing my expensive memory stick.