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The robbery. #337335
Thu Jun 28 2012 04:09 PM
Thu Jun 28 2012 04:09 PM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
Ryan Underthun Offline OP
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Ok, time to tell you all the story about a robbery that took place here at my auto body shop.

I hired a young guy after running an add for a week looking for an auto body tech. I interviewed probably 8-10 guys for the job. I decided to give the young guy the job. He spoke real well and claimed to have three years of auto body experience.

After two days of working, I knew that he had absolutely no clue as to what he was doing.... at all! I asked him one day to grab me a side cutters, and he brought me a vise grip pliers.

I let him go the next day, I was polite, just told him that he did not have the experience that I was looking for and good luck. Truth was that he was scoping out my shop to rob it.

Three days later (while I was at bowling) he broke into my office and stole a spare set of keys, a cash box and the keys to the cash box. I came home to the alarm system blaring and the cops at my property. It was clear that the police either did not want to do anything or couldnt do anything.

I started stalking the suspect, digging through his garbage and searching around looking for my cash box or keys. I also installed a camera system. I really spent alot of time following him around and getting ready to bait him. A week later I baited him into thinking that I was going to be away from the shop the entire day golfing with my dad. At 920 am I could see his car across the street at the firehall on my camera system. I had a buddy up the road with binoculars, and three sheriff deputies with in a mile of my place. I left the shop, CAMERAS ROLLING!!!

I was not gone for more than one minute and he was in my building again.

The cops gave him three or four minutes to "acquire" things. The busted in and arrested him. He had some stolen cash on him caught on camera. He also had the keys that were stolen on the Tuesday night robbery the week prior, linking him to that robbery as well.


Fast forward a month and a half. He was sentenced yesterday. Guess what he got. Three years of probation. Might I add he went on probation the day before he robbed me the first time. This is how our court system works, it protects the criminal. I have learned alot from this deal, that is for sure.

I have a bunch of videos of this, they will be on youtube soon, waiting for the OK from my attorney.


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Re: The robbery. [Re: Ryan Underthun] #337341
Thu Jun 28 2012 04:29 PM
Thu Jun 28 2012 04:29 PM
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Remember you telling me about when we talked.three year probation?that sucks! Next time,be in the shop with a 45 and say you feared for your life!


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Re: The robbery. [Re: Ryan Underthun] #337342
Thu Jun 28 2012 04:36 PM
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Can't wait to watch him get busted....but his sentence is the norm for first or second time offenders due to "overcrowding".

Re: The robbery. [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #337368
Thu Jun 28 2012 05:53 PM
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yep!

that's exactly how our justice system works!

but a could fart while jay walking and do 10 days!

go figure!

I had a guy(my brother...or should I say my parents other son) run me off the road while I was driving my 4 wheeler.
I called the sheriff....
2 weeks later I was fined 185.00 for riding a 4 wheeler on the road and guess what happened to him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY!

Re: The robbery. [Re: tooter] #337379
Thu Jun 28 2012 06:12 PM
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Ryan, I am truly sorry to read about the initial break-in and robbery.... I am angry that you got hit again and because of monetary restraints and over-crowding... You got "hosed" again...

I hope you don't have to put up with this ***** from this loser or any other loser like him, again....


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Re: The robbery. [Re: tooter] #337387
Thu Jun 28 2012 06:40 PM
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Ryan, Take the crook to Small Claims Court for Damages. Probably not worth your time & he might not have the funds to pay, but do it on principle. ASK FOR MAX $$$ allowed by court.

Re: The robbery. [Re: Dick Bennett] #337390
Thu Jun 28 2012 06:45 PM
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If he took him to small claims court he would have to do the leg work to collect the amount of the judgement. depending how much he took might not be worth the time. To me it would be principle but sometimes your better off not chasing bad money with good. Sorry to hear about your issue.


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Re: The robbery. [Re: 57tbirdkid] #337393
Thu Jun 28 2012 06:54 PM
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That taught the guy a lesson, huh? He'll be back to his ways in no time.


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Re: The robbery. [Re: Oldgas] #337397
Thu Jun 28 2012 07:02 PM
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Man!!!! How did you keep from assault?

Re: The robbery. [Re: Oldgas] #337398
Thu Jun 28 2012 07:07 PM
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Judge put him on Probation w/ No Restitution for 1st Break in?
Judge ought to be thrown in Jail! Could have at least given him 40-100 Hours of Community Service [Cities/Counties need all the FREE Help they can get].

Re: The robbery. [Re: Notchcad] #337402
Thu Jun 28 2012 07:25 PM
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Ryan Underthun Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: notchcad
Man!!!! How did you keep from assault?


Cool head (from dealing with all of you guys, LOL) Just kidding.

I put faith in the justice system. Fail on my part. Like I said, I learned alot, my actions will be much different next time.

Give me a couple days and I will post up the videos.


I am heading out to drag race my boat in the morning down in Iowa.... so if you want to rob me.... LOL


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Re: The robbery. [Re: Ryan Underthun] #337418
Thu Jun 28 2012 07:53 PM
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Sorry to hear that Ryan, nothing is worse than someone stealing your property, especially from a place where you make your living.

No matter how frustrated we get, we have to keep faith in the justice system. If this is he demeanor he'll continue until he is in jail or beyond. Unfortunately your a stepping stone to his end result.

"I am heading out to drag race my boat in the morning down in Iowa.... so if you want to rob me.... LOL"

The heck with that, I want to see the speed boat in action!!! LOL


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Re: The robbery. [Re: LC 336] #337430
Thu Jun 28 2012 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: LC 336
The heck with that, I want to see the speed boat in action!!!

Bet he ain't got any Oranges in it Lee!
Last year I added 5 cases of Navel Oranges & a 1/2" nylon rope to hold rear on trailer.

Re: The robbery. [Re: tooter] #337494
Fri Jun 29 2012 04:31 AM
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Ryan Underthun Offline OP
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One more thing. If any of you are thinking about getting a camera system, I would highly recommend the samsung system. They make two different ones that are available at sams club. They have a four camera system for 499.00 and a 6 camera system (that you can add 2 more cameras to for a total of 8) for 799.00. All the cameras are infrared and run off an ethernet cable. The system has the capability to view the cameras from your smart phone or internet connection while you are away.

Best part is the clarity and resolution. The sheriff deputies were amazed at how clear the picture was, they said it was better than most banks. Money well spent in my opinion. If somebody backs into your driveway while you are gone and loads up some pumps and sings, you will be able to read their license plate.

Thanks for all the kind words concerning my robbery, it really means alot. Trust me it really sucked getting violated like that.


I am off to the great state of Iowa (I will be there again in a month, LOL) I will get some videos of my boat running while I am there. I took it out last night for a test run and it is running hard.

Boat should be capable of running around mid 90's in 600 feet and well into the 120's low 130's in the quarter mile. I am not going to run it that fast this weekend, I think I am going to enter into the 90 mph class bracket and keep it slow!


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Re: The robbery. [Re: Ryan Underthun] #337513
Fri Jun 29 2012 06:51 AM
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You should post the scumbags name,when you post the vid.
He's a publicaly known offender now,and should warn others.

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