Around 11 this morning, I went to the library, to do library things; you know get out of the house, sit in the coffee shop, use the faster wireless, etc. I was sitting at the counter for less than 5 minutes before I heard something over the PA.
"Would the owner of a purple Alero please come to the service desk."
I figured it wasn't mine, because mine was blue. I know pink, lightish red but whatever. I went out to check anyway and my rear plate was gone. They even took the holder. I went back inside to the service desk and they informed me that someone witnessed the crime and they called the cops. All I got was a few questions out of the cop, a case number, and a suggestion to get hew plates from the DMV, much to my humor at that point and time. 9 bucks and 45 minutes later, I was good to go.
I'm sure they did it for the tags, but that'll only get them through October. I mean, WTF taking plates? Who carries a screw driver around just to get past a 75 dollar renewal fee? Plus if they ever get pulled over, the plate won't match the renewal month; unless they spend the day looking for the same month that they need...