Scary Night in The Van

Crime Scene
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Well it finally happened.  2 guys were circling my van in the wee hours of the morning (still dark).  I woke up to it.  I was kind of confused (it takes me a little time to figure things out when I first wake up) but I believe they had targeted my bike which is attached to the back of the van.  I kept my head down, hoping they would go away.  Then I heard one of them say, “I’ll keep watch” (or something along those lines).  Since it was obvious they were about to do something illegal, I figured, (since I didn’t know WHAT they were after) I’d better get ready to defend myself.  I grabbed my weapon of choice and popped my head up ready to do battle.

And with that, they were gone.  I guess they DIDN’T know I was in there and when they saw me the got scared and ran off.

Ryu said a while back that it takes a lot of guts to rob someone and I guess he is right.  I’m glad they didn’t stick around long enough to know I’m a woman.  That could have gotten ugly.  But probably not.  I think they just wanted my bike.  Petty thieves—better than the other kind right?

I couldn’t sleep after that so I went to the coffee shop and hung around.  I guess it’s true.  Sometimes living in a van can be dangerous.  I am going to take the bike off the back rack soon, I guess.  Tweakers love stealing bikes, and we have lots of tweakers around here.

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PS.  No I didn’t call the cops.  What could they have done?



About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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7 Responses to Scary Night in The Van

  1. Patti says:

    I am so sorry that happened, but I am not really surprised. Bikes are often a target of thieves for sure. Take care.

  2. Donna says:

    I would have freaked out!! How much longer do yo think you can hang on out there? It’s not so bad out there. Just hang on!

  3. Andrew says:

    Hi, I just started reading your blog. I admire you for being true to yourself and choosing freedom in life. You should be proud of yourself for your bravery. That being said just continue to be careful. I think it’s great that you have people that follow you and care about you and what’s going on in your life. Consider me one of them. I plan on continuing to check in on how things are going for you.


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