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My neighbours in Poland are stealing all my things


wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Sep 2007 /  #1
HELP....i need some advice...I am an English guy who has bought an old farm on the edge of a small village...The farm is in need of many repairs , but until i sell a house in UK i don't have money to make these repairs....Because i don't speak Polish very well i am not able to earn very much money , just a little teaching English..Life is hard sometimes , and in order to pay bills i sometimes go days at a time without food , the longest was ten days , no eating....I have made many good friends among the people of my village despite the language problem , but the problem is that because i am English , and just happen to own a Harley motorcycle , they think i am rich...This is a bit of a joke really , as most of them don,t go without food as often as i do....Because of this belief , some people from the village have made two visits to my farm when i was out...The first time they took my mobile phone , camera,s and video camera...The second time they took all my tools that i need to repair my bike and car , and my home...I went with a friend to the Police , but on both occaisions nothing happened despite the fact i told them i knew who had done this....So Polish people please advise me...What do i do about these bandits , to punish them , and deter others from taking what little i have left....Please understand i am not saying all Polish are thieves , i have many special friends in Poland , these bandits are scum , we have such people in UK also , its just that in UK i would know what to do, in Poland i am stranger , and a bit alone...what do i do...?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #2
the longest was ten days , no eating....

why the heck are you buying old farms and you own cameras, harleys and
mobile phones and you go without eating because of all these material things?

it sounds to me like you jumped into the frying pan too soon. I agree people
shouldnt take, steal, but at the same time I dont feel sorry for you when you
are burying yourself into a hole by living like you are rich yet your sacrificing
your health in return for all these stupid material things to which you cant take
with you to heaven when you die and you werent born with them so why are you
even making such a fuss over them in the first place?

you willing to make your body sick by not eating for 10 days or less because you
bought a farm you couldnt really afford at this point. and you havent even sold
the other place.

another option is, get rid of the gagets and buy a dog that will protect your
home.. but make sure you feed him or he will have your arse for dinner.
thats my advice.
jnowiski 2 | 121  
29 Sep 2007 /  #3
ditto with above.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
29 Sep 2007 /  #4
Before taking any violent actions (the locals may get back to you with more manpower anyway), you might try to report the local Police's lack of actions against the thieves to a higher level (I don't know, powiat or województwo) or at least let the cops in your neighbourhood to know you consider such an option,

I have no idea if that helps, I haven't had much to do with the police in the last 20 years, except once when I got robbed of a shirt and a pullover :)

Of course they said the theft wasn't serious enough for them to move their asses (or something to that meaning).
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
29 Sep 2007 /  #5
Do they have security bars in Poland? You know, the ones they put on doors and windows so no one can get inside the house.
jnowiski 2 | 121  
29 Sep 2007 /  #6
i used to install security systems, but if we're talking about a different country than the US than i'm really no help there.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
29 Sep 2007 /  #7
maybe he can get one of those robo dog alarms that makes a barking sound when someone approaches.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
29 Sep 2007 /  #8
Why would a person who owns the

they took my mobile phone , camera,s and video camera...The second time they took all my tools that i need to repair my bike and car , and my home..

would go without food for

Life is hard sometimes , and in order to pay bills i sometimes go days at a time without food , the longest was ten days , no eating

?????

I think you sound like a troll. This makes no sense.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #9
Do they have security bars in Poland? You know, the ones they put on doors and windows so no one can get inside the house.

if he cant eat how the heck is he gonna be able to pay for security bars?

just a thought..
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #11
I think you sound like a troll. This makes no sense.

thats what I thought too. he isnt calling them thieves, but yet hes starving and
complaining that some are (say it what it is without sugar coating it) stealing!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
29 Sep 2007 /  #12
surround your house with booby traps
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #13
lol.

lol his only option is go to the local womans club and maybe sell some strip dances
to pay for those security bars.. lol...
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
29 Sep 2007 /  #14
surround your house with booby traps

haha. great idea.

He sounds like he's sincerely asking for help. Maybe he should make a hole in the ground to hide his things when he goes out.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
29 Sep 2007 /  #15
A simple question: If he can afford "things", which are not necessities, why can he not afford a single necessity as FOOD?
jnowiski 2 | 121  
29 Sep 2007 /  #16
i think that's everyone's question E. how can someone have internet and cameras and all that good stuff but can't afford food. food and beer, then everything else :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #17
A simple question: If he can afford "things", which are not necessities, why can he not afford a single necessity as FOOD

agree... that being the most important in order to keep health and well being so
that you can wake up to go to work and make that money that you so desperately
need!
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
29 Sep 2007 /  #18
Exactly, jnowiski. First kielbasa and piwo, then a mobil phone, Harley, SUV, own farm...etc... :) I fought long and hard before i put this ringing monster in my purse. I tend to ignore it most of the time anyway....

Hey, Patrycja...we're on the same page. "Poor" wildrover...he's not getting any sympathy here today :)

How are you? You mentioned some health issues in the past...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #19
Hey, Patrycja...we're on the same page. "Poor" wildrover...he's not getting any sympathy here today :)

How are you? You mentioned some health issues in the past...

hes not is right!! lol

I am fine, I am not smoking anymore :) yeahhhhhh :)

I had bad infection ( tooth) and that was scarey.

it hit all at once, theres such a thing as sepsis, which I thought was happening
to me, I felt like crawling out of my skin thats how sick I became. dont ever let
a tooth go ever.. I put mine off because of my daughters surgery thinking
I would be ok, but thats not true at all..

I fought long and hard before i put this ringing monster in my purse. I tend to ignore it most of the time anyway....

well he wants sympathy for buying something he couldnt afford.. yet live the good
life or pretend to yet hes starving.. I bet his mom still feeds him. or he raids her
fridge weekly.. people just dont go without eating that long. especially men..

now I will get a lashing for that one :)) LOL
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Sep 2007 /  #20
hi..just to clear up a few things....i didn,t avoid buying food in order to impress all the local girls with my Harley...I owned the Harley when i got here , and yes i could sell it and buy a few loafs of bread , but i choose not to...As for the camera,s and things , i needed them to take pics to put on a website to start a business here bringing tourists to this lovely area and provide jobs for local people...I am not asking for sympathy regarding the food thing , i was just trying to point out that i am not some rich visitor to Poland buying up land to make money...I live here , i am part of the community , and i am here for life...I first came to Poland in order to to bring money toys and clothes for children in a home here , so yes i am a bit angry that people who have plenty to eat have stolen my things to sell and buy drugs and beer..All i want is some advice on what to do , i am not expecting anyone to cry for me...I knew life would be tough here , and i don,t complain about that,,, just need some help please....Jan..

It would be difficult to raid my mums fridge...seeing as she is in the UK....AND DEAD...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #21
and i don,t complain about that,,, just need some help please....Jan..

jan, it appeared as though you were,

going 10 days without food? come on, what would you expect. maybe you should have
proof read before posting. if thats not what you meant.

like I said, we understand that people shouldnt steal, but if you cant afford
to eat, how can you afford anything else? securing a home takes money.

its wrong for people to steal and assume that you are rich, but it happens even
to the poor .
not one bit of its right, you could get a electric fence like they do to keep in the
farm animals in, you can keep the sticky fingers out. they wont like shock. but
you have to probably pay out some decent money. or get some really big german
shepards. like i said, make sure you feed them or they will turn on you. especially
such a smart dog as them.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
29 Sep 2007 /  #22
just need some help please....

If the police won't do anything it seems hopeless. Maybe some sort of security system might work, even if you have to create a secret compartment to hide your smaller valuables when you go out. Seriously.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #23
It would be difficult to raid my mums fridge...seeing as she is in the UK....AND DEAD...

sorry. my mom is also deceased, I cant raid her fridge either. and I wish I could
because that would mean she is still alive and I could see her again.
jnowiski 2 | 121  
29 Sep 2007 /  #24
yeah, thats rediculous going 10 days without food. I don't even believe you've been 10 days straight without food, and if you have, then you need to get you're priorities in order. no one needs a harley. i can understand the thing with the camera if you're trying to get tourists or something, idk...pretty much everything you said doesn't add up to me, but what do i know, and what do i really care. if you'd rather have a harley than food good for you and good luck.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
29 Sep 2007 /  #25
Sorry, if we were to harsh on you, maybe we just misunderstood your situation and your intentions in Poland. It seems like you chose to be in Poland hoping for a better life for yourself. I can certainly understand that. Good Luck on your venture and please don't skimp on food.

You should complain at the local Police station about the stealings. There is no excuse for that.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #26
If the police won't do anything it seems hopeless. Maybe some sort of security system might work, even if you have to create a secret compartment to hide your smaller valuables when you go out. Seriously.

my brother put bars on his garage windows and security door, he has some
really expensive car parts in his garage, so in order to keep the vandals out
he used ( listen to this) our old railings from the front porch, my dad had new
one put on, so he recycled the old railings and used them as security bars...

they work and they look like they belong there :)
Gosiaa 2 | 89  
29 Sep 2007 /  #27
I have an idea - why don't you start growing food for yourself? If you thinking
of running bed and breakfast then you should have your own chickens , eggs and
bacon. Grow your own potatos , they keep well for winter.
in one word be a self sufficient farmer !

Try to make friends and learn from the locals how they run a farm .
Wish you the very best of luck !
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
29 Sep 2007 /  #28
Try to make friends and learn from the locals how they run a farm .
Wish you the very best of luck !

gosia he wants to know how to stop the stealing. he no longer owns the tools
he had to fix his place, and his other personal luxeries are also gone. to which I
agree. the first person to enter my home and steal better have health insurance!

is there someone he can talk with in the local police station that can help him
to retrieve his tools back? what is the process for this in Poland?

my thoughts would be get the local priest to help. if anything he has more power
to get people moving then anyone!
Gosiaa 2 | 89  
29 Sep 2007 /  #29
I don't think he can get his stuff back ... I never heard of such a thing where once
stolen goods will magically appear at the door step .

I think that once the locals will see that he grows his own food , maybe they will
not think of him as a spoiled, rich English guy , but one who tries his best to make
the ends meet, one of them .

my thoughts would be get the local priest to help. if anything he has more power
to get people moving then anyone!

and I totally agree on that one!
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Sep 2007 /  #30
The local priest...maybe thats an idea...Of course in UK this would be a very strange idea , but i am aware that in Polska the church has much more power and respect than in the UK....I doubt that i will get my things back , probably already been sold , but i would like to end the idea that i am a free gift shop for bandits....My biggest fear is that i catch these people on my farm , and wind up in prison myself...Although i am a peacefull person and dislike violence , i did spend seven years in the army , so have some expertise in such violence....I think i would not be a very nice person if i catch them...Also..i fear for my Harley , its the only thing i have of real value...As it happens i am member of Polish motorcycle club , who would be very angry if they knew what happened , and blood would definatly be spilled...The only reason i don,t tell them is that i don,t want that they get into trouble on my behalf.......

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