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Steven Kephart 
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Posted: April 18, 2008 at 1:43 AM / IP Logged  

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We didn't really find this in the car. Installer drove the car into the bay and the customer started to panic, he asked the salesman if he could go and talk to the installer, he said sure. Customer runs to the bay and tells the installer, hey man whatever you do don't move the passenger seat. Installer asks is it broken? Customer said no it works fine. Installer asks well why can't I move it? Customer said because my snake is in the seat. Installer asked, What you talkin about Willis?   Customer said if you don't move the seat he won't come out till Thursday. Installer asked why Thursday. Customer answered he will be hungry then. We got an inspection mirror and sure enough there was a snake coiled up in the seat.

That's so odd you mention this story.  I mentioned this thread to my boss today and he told me about a local mechanic shop finding a dead snake in the dash.   Aparently the customer came in because his heater/ac wasn't working, and they found a dead Python in the vents.  I'm still a bit skeptical of this, but aparently they have a picture of the snake being held by the guy who found it.  My next question was, why the heck would you hold up a dead snake for a picture? 

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Posted: April 19, 2008 at 10:02 PM / IP Logged  
You mention the guns/ammo... I worked for the communications center for Kern County for a couple of years. Once they found out that I had background in installations, I was the guy that got to go out and pull all the comm stuff from wasted law enforcement vehicles... Sherriff, police, ambulances, fire... That was one of the funnest jobs I ever had!
I pulled so much cool functioning gear from those cars in two years, and I also found LOTS of really cool stuff stashed by perps! Pipes, baggies, clips... That stuff was always fun to turn in! More fun than finding the stuff was the property officer going "I remember that guy..." Which I heard more than a couple of times!
I got DOZENS of airbags (and I was allowed to keep em, too!!) COOL SKS targets, BTW... what have you found in a customers car? - Page 2 - Last Post -- posted image.
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
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Posted: April 19, 2008 at 11:50 PM / IP Logged  
Last week we were working on an 01 deville and we were doing a factory radio relocation, and a pioneer premier and components frontand rear, and radar, sat radio, subs, amp, amp to speakers, etc and the guy left a big ass machete in the trunk. And when the salesfloor people were knocking at the glass door one of the other installers held it up at them then suddenly there were like 10 people asking about the machete haha.
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Posted: April 20, 2008 at 12:36 AM / IP Logged  
i'm was know as the "gun guy" at my last shop, because when people came in with pistols or ARs, i would unload and dissemble them to put them on the counter. Loved the reactions from the customer(s) and other employees. I have found things like knives,drugs and drug tools like needles and stuff, naked pics of girl on girl <3, dildos,etc. I've been doing car audio,etc work for about 5-6 years now, I've seen pretty much all of it, both the pretty sweet and the stuff that makes me wanna quit for saftey, lol
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a milk crate full of pistols... literally, a milk crate with probably 25 random pistols in it.. I had to ask the customer to open the trunk on his mid 60s impala so i could do the rear deck speakers, he opened it and i saw the crate. He paused, stared at me, and the only thing i said was "i see nothing"...he moved them to the back seat, covered them with a towel and afterwards tipped me 100 bucks. :D
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There was a woman we called Mustang Mary. She had loose french frys on her floor boards and under her seats every time we worked on her Mustang. We did her oil changes and other maintance as well as an install. Micky D's, Burger King, Wendy's, Hardees you name it. It would not just be a few frys, but like 50 or 60 fry's. my buddy drives a wrecker he found a big mason jar of some stinky green weed one time. The cops were happy to get it. They missed it.
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Hmmmm, I have found alot of what you guys have already mentioned. I have seen guns (keep in mind in Canada alot of handguns arent legal and even less legal to have in vehicles), knives, batons, bongs, many misc drugs, and I have also found a dead snake. Now onto the new ones, first things first I found a LIVE rat in a Cargo van. Guy wanted a deck and rear speakers installed. No preexisting rear speakers so we needed to run wires. I started pulling junk outta the back (he was a tradesman of somekind, I think a plumber but its been a while so I cant remember for sure). Anyways as im moving stuff I see this big ass rat run around in the back trying to hide somewhere. I instantly through everything back into the vehicle and got it the hell away from my bay. Customer came back in a  couple hours and asked if his vehicle was done. I just kinda laughed a little and told him about his furry hitch hiker. I told him to comeback when he was verman free and he seemed to understand.

The second was I was replacing a factory sub in an escalade a couple years ago and I pulled the rear panel off and out falls a brick of cash, Im guessing in the area of 10,000 but I wasnt gonna count it cause I didnt wanna touch it. This definatly wasnt money that came from the bank, it had been "collected" I covered it up and went on the floor to find the customer, I told him he had to come to the back immediatly. He came back and I pulled the cover off his money and his reaction, I swear was, oh damn, I forgot that I had that. HE FORGOT WHERE HE LEFT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. I just kinda shook my head. He called his freind to come down and pick it up and I finished the install up. Needless to say I got a hefty tip for my honesty. I wouldnt steal to start with and even less likely to steal from a damn dealer.

The third one I have to add, and this one might be my favorite was my buddies were up here a few months ago for a bachlor party so needless to say we went to a strip club. Well the strippers get stereo work done basically as soon as the keys for their vehicles land in their hands. There are a couple places they go, my shop is one of them. So anyways during the course of the night we had aquired this three foot stuffed pig and had taken him to the club with us because, it only made sense to do so ;) Well that damn pig was a hit and by the end of the night there were plenty of pictures taken with us, the pig and a variety of strippers. So about a week later a girl had her jeep booked in for a full system and when she showed up I reconized her immediatly as one of the strippers from that night (my personal favorite at that) but she didnt reconize me as being one of the "Pig Crew" although she said that I looked familiar I just played dumb. So anyways we work on this vehicle and we drop the glovebox out to access the antenna plug (all the installers now what I am talking about) and she has a ton of polaroids in there. We start looking because we are of course guys and she is a stripper with stripper friends. Well as one of my guys is flipping through I hear him let out a loud "HOLY doodie" and I walk over and take a look. She has in her Glove box a picture of her, the pig and me. I start laughing my ass off at this point and think that is just too perfect. So now we have the job finished and I just have to do something with this. I take the picture and taped it on her rear view mirror and placed this 3 foot pig that was still in my car at the time in her back seat (tinted windows so she did not see it at first). We normally dont let customers back their vehicles out of the shop but this was a special occasion. She came to get her vehicle and she crawled in. She didnt see the picture at first so she turned around to leave and when she saw the pig in the back seat she screamed because it scared her and she quickly whipped around to look out front. I am standing in front with my arms crossed leaning against my bench laughing a little bit and thats when she saw the picture on the mirror she took it down and stared at the picture, than at me then back at the pig and the light finally came on (it took a while,she was blond after all). She laughed about it and drove off with the pig still in the back seat, I wasnt too crushed to loose said pig as it was worth it for the joke.

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why wouldnt u it would definatley a story id want some proof for
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not only have i done instal i did auto maitenece at ezlube. they was this women. gorgeous shes used to always come in with her daughter equally beautiful. skanky girls. come in once every month or two. i had a feeling she and her daughter had a thing for the manager becasue she would specificlly ask for him to do the lower bay work while i igave her the details on her vehicle up top. thing was shed always wear a skirt. so that was the first thing. second thing was when she asked for his number just in case her car had any problems. the third was when we found a envwelope in the glove with my managers name on it while checkin the cabin air filter. in the envelope nude pictuers of her and her daughter. i really hope he didnt wast that chance
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lest see ive found pipes loaded sitting on the dash 9 mil glok   i worked on this one ghetto ass car i was doin the rear deck and when i popped the trunk he had like 9 decks back there shotgun shells in a minivan A FRICKIN BULLDOG i almost crapped i had no idea it was in the car i used to do breathalyzers too and well most of those cars gotta lotta booze left in em still i put on in on a directv truck lol, porn and a house carpeted box in a friggin 5 speed grand prix, wiz bags (nasty!) well all i gotta say is people are friggin weird
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