Last week, my husband came home to find that his car that he uses for autocross (1989 Toyota MR2 with custom work done to it by my husband) was gone. We figured that it got towed as it was parked on a city street for more than 72 hours (you aren't supposed to do this but our neighbours don't care so lots of people around here do it). My husband went outside to check and there were marks in the snow from a tow truck. So, he phoned the city and they said they hadn't towed it. We phoned the police and they said we had no ticket so it could not have been legally towed. They advised us to file a stolen car report as someone had probably stolen it. We informed them that it had a Club on the steering wheel and that the battery was dead so it would have had to be towed to get it anywhere. They didn't really believe us and advised us to call some private tow companies to see if it had been towed illegally (sometimes they will tow someone erroneously from city property). We went to the police station and gave a statement and my husband was very upset that his baby was gone and that the situation just didn't make ANY sense.
The next day, my husband asked some of our neighbours and they told us that they had witnessed the car being towed just before we got home from work the previous day. So my husband phoned the city again and a bunch of private tow companies trying to see if he could find his car. One of the men who owned a private tow company told him that he would tell him something as long as he doesn't tell the police that it was him who tipped us off. He told my husband that there are people who buy tow trucks, get logos made to put on the side of the vehicles so they look legitimate, and go around towing older looking cars and selling them for scrap to unscrupulous scrapyard owners. He told us to go look at two scrapyards who have a reputation for buying stolen cars. I was thinking, "Yeah, right, this sounds crazy."
Anyway, that night, we went to one of the scrapyards. There were guard dogs and there was all of this metal siding blocking the fences so you couldn't see in very well. We were looking through cracks in the siding and I SHIT YOU NOT, THERE WAS MY HUSBAND'S FUCKING CAR. We called the police and they came out and made the owner of the yard give us our car back. They told us that this person does this all of the time. When a scrap yard owner buys a car for scrap metal, they are supposed to hold the car for 20 days BY LAW and check the VIN to see if it has been stolen. Apparently, this guy buys stolen cars from sketchy people with tow trucks and crushes them the next day and you never see your car again. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS SHIT? I've never heard of this before. Anyway, it was a weird week being all CSI and shit with the cops at some scrapyard at 2 in the morning. The bastards broke his bumper and stole his stereo but at least we got the car back. The yard owner was all like "I didn't know it was stolen!!!" Um, we left all of our belongings in the car with a club on the wheel and the glove box had to be broken into to get the registration for the car.....SURE YOU DIDN'T. Anyway, the police are doing a sting operation on this guy and hopefully he will go to jail if they rack up enough charges against him. WOW.
And now for some date-night-esque makeup that I did almost a year ago but never posted for some reason!
FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Coygirl Blush.
LIPS: MAC Lipglass in Song and Dance.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Inner and Outer Lid: L'Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo in Moon Goddess.
Upper Crease: Coastal Scents Eyeshadow in Magnetic.
Outer V: Sugarpill Weekender
Upper Lashline: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Waterline: UD Perversion.
Lower Lashline: UD Binge.
Mascara: Maybelline One By One.
Earrings: Made for me by my friend.
Dress with attached sleeves that I can't wear a jacket with because the sleeves are attached to the dress so it's very inconvenient but looks cool: Le Chateau
Belt: Le Chateau
Tights: H & M
Boots: Le Chateau
Ever had your car stolen before? Did you get it back? I hate people who do not respect the property of others.