Why do people like to steal? I think about this quite often. Particularly when the police are cruising by in their air conditioned cars through the neighborhood. There have been a surge of burglaries on parked cars in our community these last few years. I figure most thieves are driven by hunger or addiction. Then, I think there are those thieves who just love to steal. I guess they consider themselves to be pirates or something like that. Well, every year it appears to become an ever worsening blight on our neighborhood. When I moved here, our community was small, well kept and neighborly. Now, I just sense a great deal of fear. I can understand considering the lengths some thieves are prepared to go to get something of value. Recently, I came upon my neighbor who had his head in his hands. I walked up to him to see if I could help. He just pointed to the back of his house telling me to go have a look. I rounded the corner to see the HVAC condenser device torn to shreds. I couldn’t fathom what I was looking at. Some criminal snuck up and ripped out every piece of copper tubing in the outside of the HVAC component. Have both of us sunk so low that someone would yank the copper from an HVAC unit? The thieves will get nothing however pennies on the dollar. Yet, my neighbor will honestly have to fork over thousands of dollars to update the HVAC component. His insurance contractor is already giving his a strenuous time. I am somewhat repulsed by my reaction honestly. Immediately, I went online to purchase a kit which allows me to lock the HVAC condenser cabinet to the concrete pad where it rests. Are things going to continue to get worse before they get better?