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Crime Against Property

Updated on August 10, 2013

I keep hearing that there is no such thing as freedom because of the laws. I believe they are confusing the term licentious (which means having no regard for accepted rules or standards) with freedom (which it is the liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression).

The need of law has been since the beginning of time. John 1:17 says, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ". Matthew 19: 17 says, "Jesus said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want to enter into life, obey the commandments."

Why do I write about this theme? I write about this theme because I would love to understand how it is possible that people commit crimes against properties.

The photo above to the right was taken by my dear husband Froggy213 as I was being ignored by the man shown in the picture, while I was interviewing him. The post is on our property for the electric service which has the right of access when it is concerned with electricity. The man didn't want to tell me what he was doing on it...I called the police and they made my neighbor say they were if "sorry" was the way "laws" handle things. In this situation everyone of the involved, even the police, committed crime against property.

Stolen hubcaps

The pictures I am sharing are parts of what I am finding of my car every time I leave it in a parking place. Talking by phone to my mother as I opened a car thinking it was mine, when all of a sudden a scream from my heart came out of my voice...

"Oh Mami...this is not my car"

...but inside it had my things. I walked around the car trying to understand the reason I was confused.....Oh, of course it was my car, but someone had stolen the four hubcaps. It was heart breaking not only because of the material part but ....when, where, who and why would someone do such a thing?

The First Crime


Second Crime

One morning going down the stairs toward my car I skipped steps, disturbed as I saw my car which looked at me like if it was yawning or screaming. The front logo was missing...

"my goodness!!!!"

That was so unnecessary to be stolen. The who, why, what, where and when...came back to my brain forcing answers that couldn't be found.


Third Crime

I am confused if I live in Puerto Rico or on the moon. There are so many craters that they are impossible to avoid. I bought new rims for the car and still they never stay round in shape. Who is the criminal? The Highway Authority because they are responsible to keep the roads in good condition.

We pay taxes and road tolls....for what?

Crime against property; the property which is being gained with sacrifice, all of a sudden it is gone by criminals, thieves, and people which do not know how to keep their hands out of others stuffs. People which do not follow their responsibilities.

The most stolen car

Surprisingly, the Toyota Yaris is the most stolen car not only in Puerto Rico. According to one in every 244 of the model falls victim to car thieves.

Our daily bread in the news is crime against property. Head lines on the news paper and radio news are full of dishonesty, illegal and crime of many nature.

Be a law defender, not an accomplice by staying with your mouth shut, ears like if nothing bad was heard and eyes blind to crime. Do you know you are an accomplice by not telling the police a crime that was committed and that you know of it. Think about it!! I have a lesson and it is found in Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      8 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      He got his lesson...when the company said they did not know who he was and the police came. Now he will understand that in Puerto Rico when someone cries "wolf" we mean it.

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      Betty Ruiz 

      8 years ago from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

      It would had been awesome to see the guy hanging there, yelling to the top of his lungs... for someone to return the ladder so he could climb down! No harm done... just a bit of a scare, to teach him a lesson or two about being a gentleman and a professional, about asking for permission, about honoring his employer or company who hired him, and about respecting private property.

    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 

      8 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      These kind of things also frustrate me. Sometimes I want to be like Peter and chop the Roman guards ear off. It was good that you were here so that ladder didn't just happen to come out from under the guy on it.

      We must remember that Satan wants people robbing and stealing;not in peace and loving.

      Great hub Maggie; voted up and awesome.


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