Car Broken Into: Worth Calling the Cops?
July 16, 2011 9:59 AM Subscribe
My car was broken into, but nothing of value was stolen. Any benefit
in calling the police? Or should I just fix the window and move on?
posted by SpiffyRob to law & government (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In Chicago. Car is always parked in the same residential area. Walked out this morning to find the back passenger-side window (all the way back, it's a wagon) smashed in with a rock. I think the only thing in there was a portable jump starter, which is gone, but I don't care.
I'm not expecting anything to come of filing this, so it doesn't seem worth the hassle to call the cops. My deductible is $500, and I suspect it'll be cheaper to fix out of pocket, so can I just get the window fixed and call it a day? Or is there some reason I'd want to drag the cops and insurance company into this?