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Posted By: Image

Morgan Disaster - 14/01/22 02:40 PM

My French is exceptionally rusty but this looks bad for someone's pride and Joy.....😒

https://www.sudouest.fr/lot-et-garo...prestige-retrouvee-incendiee-7685285.php


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Posted By: John V6

Re: Morgan Disaster - 14/01/22 02:42 PM

Google translation. Sounds awful & very rare event thank god. I dont recal a Mog being stolen & burnt before.
Discovered around 5 am this Thursday, January 13 in Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot, it had been stolen before in the department of Lot
Firefighters and gendarmes were called this Thursday, January 13 at around 5 a.m. near the municipal stadium of Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot, after a burning car was reported to them.

An unusual car since it is an English convertible of Morgan brand, a prestigious vehicle, sporty and whose curves are reminiscent of those of the vehicles of the 50s.


According to the gendarmerie services, the beautiful English was reported stolen a few hours earlier by its owner, residing in Puy-l'Évêque, in the Lot.
Posted By: Marmota

Re: Morgan Disaster - 14/01/22 07:56 PM

What a disaster!
Posted By: WilsonLaidlaw

Re: Morgan Disaster - 15/01/22 12:12 PM

Moron thieving vandals!

I have been concerned about getting my M3W stolen in France by casual thieves, so have a concealed battery master switch, not that that will stop professionals. If I am going away for a few days, I remove a front wheel and lock it up, hidden at the back of my cellar , behind the boiler and put a very heavy chain round the rear wheel and suspension. I had my Yamaha Raptor 700R sports quad bike stolen from outside my French house. It was chained to a post concreted into the ground. It looked like they had used a 4WD vehicle to pull the post out and then put the whole lot onto a trailer. To add insult to injury, they hit my Panamera with the trailer when leaving. It was the weekend when the circus and fair was in the village, with speakers blaring until 2AM, so I had my windows shut and did not hear the theft. The police said that thefts seem to follow the circus wherever it goes and my quad was probably on a fishing boat with other stolen quads, scooters and motorbikes, en route to Morocco within 24 hours. The thieves were obviously very professional, as they found and had disabled the tracker, before I discovered the theft the next morning.

Wilson
Posted By: Peter J

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 12:30 PM

Words fail me... steal a car to sell, I sort of understand, but to torch it... why?
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 01:04 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Words fail me... steal a car to sell, I sort of understand, but to torch it... why?


Because they (1) just wanted something to go joy-riding in, (2) Didn't care about the owner as it was probably insured, and (3) torching it is an easy way to destroy fingerprint or DNA evidence.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 02:50 PM

Please. Theft of a vehicle, not joy riding.
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 02:56 PM

Originally Posted by BobtheTrain
Please. Theft of a vehicle, not joy riding.


Sorry, didn't mean to lessen the seriousness of the crime.
Posted By: DaveK

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 03:26 PM

Hopefully someone would have seen something. I have never heard of a MOG being stolen before.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by Hamwich
Originally Posted by BobtheTrain
Please. Theft of a vehicle, not joy riding.


Sorry, didn't mean to lessen the seriousness of the crime.

I know you didn't, it's just that I hate that expression.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 04:46 PM

Originally Posted by BobtheTrain
Please. Theft of a vehicle, not joy riding.

Yes I agree - it's the same as he was killed by "friendly fire" ER NO HE WASN'T someone cocked up and murdered one of their own..so don't dumb it down.
The yanks killed a number of our lads out in Iraq and it was reported in such a way, ludicrous term that it is.
Posted By: John V6

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 05:01 PM

TWOC I believe it is called
Posted By: britmog

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 05:06 PM

One of my biggest fears as combat quickly becomes confusing and can be disorientating, making decisions in the heat of the moment you hope are correct not leading to failure or worse what is now referred to Blue on Blue.
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 06:04 PM

Originally Posted by britmog
Blue on Blue.


My maternal Grandfather, CPO Frank Gynes, was serving on HM Submarine Oxley when it was sunk by HM Submarine Triton off Norway in the first week of WW2. My Grandmother wasn't told the true circumstances of his death until well into the 1950s.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Morgan Disaster - 16/01/22 09:58 PM

Originally Posted by John V6
TWOC I believe it is called


TWOC is where there is no intention to permanently deprive, where there is an intention to permanently deprive it is theft.
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