DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It has been said that “God helps those who help themselves.”
In Delray Beach, when it comes to car thievery, it seems even God has just rolled his eyes and given up.
For what we believe to be the 24th time in the past several months, a car was stolen from a community on Lyons Road — this time, as has been the case many times before, the community is Seven Bridges. PBSO says, yet again, the keyfob was left in the car. Other car thefts have occurred in the Oaks, The Bridges, Mizner Country Club and Stone Creek Ranch.
We don’t know specifically what God would say if the Almighty called our newsroom, but we suspect the transcript would look a little like this:
God: Listen, I’d love to talk about the new embassy in Jerusalem and the work of Michael Cohen — who, by the way — is not one of my “chosen ones,” but let’s focus on car thefts in Delray and Boca.
God: I just don’t know where to start. I do like to help those who help themselves, but even I can only do so much.
BocaNewsNow: We understand.
God: I created cars and said, “this is good.” I created automatic locks and said, “this is really good.” I then created keyfobs and said, “this is phenomenal, and it fits in your pocket.”
BocaNewsNow: True that.
God: But there is nothing that I can do if you leave the keyfob in the car with the doors unlocked and the mirrors out, telling everyone walking by that the keys are in the car! I just read the police report from PBSO and am truly astonished by what I see.
BocaNewsNow: That’s really something considering all that you have seen.
God: Very true, very true.
BocaNewsNow: Could you share that report with us?
God: Of course, here it is:
THE VICTIM ADVISED HE IS VISITING FROM BRAZIL AND RENTED THE ABOVE VEHICLE ON 05/09/18 FROM AVIS LOCATED AT FORT LAUDERDALE INT”L AIRPORT. HE LAST SAW THE VEHICLE IN HIS PARENT”S DRIVEWAY ON 5/10/18, AT APPROX 11 PM AND ON THE FOLLOWING DAY AT APPROX 6 AM THE VEHICLE WAS GONE.
THE VICTIM STATED THE KEYS TO THE VEHICLE WERE LEFT INSIDE THE CENTER CONSOLE. THE DEPUTY SPOKE TO LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR, FOR SEVEN BRIDGES AND SHE ADVISED SHE WILL LOOK THROUGH THEIR SECURITY GATE”S SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO SEE WHEN THE VEHICLE EXITED THE COMMUNITY. VEHICLE WAS ENTERED INTO TELETYPE AS STOLEN. VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH GPS OR LOJACK SYSTEM.
BocaNewsNow: We also heard there was a separate incident in Seven Bridges on the same day, on the same street (Pavillion Way) where someone reported a burglary to a car. Do you know about that?
God: I do. It was a Bentley. Here is the report I just received from PBSO:
ON MAY 11, 2018, DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A BURLGARY TO A VEHICLE. THE VICTIM ADVISED SOMETIME BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 7 AM HIS APPLE I-PHONE X, AND $20 WERE STOLEN FROM INSIDE HIS GRAY 2018 BENTLEY. NO OTHER SUSPECT INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED.
BocaNewsNow: So we understand your policy on only helping those who help themselves, but since there have been between 20 and 30 car thefts and burglaries — almost all from unlocked cars with key fobs inside the cars — on Lyons Road between Clint Moore and Atlantic, is there anything you can do?
God: To be honest, all I can do is pray for these people.
BocaNewsNow: Who do you pray to?