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Burnout season in Weston Creek?

By cmdwedge - 30 January 2013 28

Hello fellow Rioteers.

I’ve lived in Weston Creek for 3 years now, never had this issue before. However, for the last 3-4 months, we are routinely getting d***heads doing burnouts in our cul-de-sac, then taking off (with headlights off) before anyone can catch them. Saturday night it was a Silvia with a ridiculously loud blow off valve, Monday night was a white Commodore with blue lights on the front.

I sat in my car at the end of the street on Saturday night after two rounds of this BS, they came back an hour later, sat in a side street for a minute, then decided against hitting our street again. I took off after them but lost them (didn’t want to speed on a wet night, in built-up areas).

Anyone else noticed a huge prevalence of burnouts in their area lately? What can be done about it? I know it sounds like a whinge, but I have two toddlers and they’re petrified of the noise – it leaves them shaking. :(

Any advice? The police can’t/won’t do a thing. Am considering just patrolling Weston Creek with my windows down so I can listen out, track them down and get numberplates.

Ugh. Bogans.

What’s Your opinion?


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28 Responses to
Burnout season in Weston Creek?
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DUB 11:47 am
30 Jan 13
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No headlights? So? Camera firing a flash will still capture the number plates well. Don’t be afraid, take photos, call the cops as many times as you need, giving them description of the vehicles and providing them with photos, so offenders can be identified..
But leave your shaking toddlers at home.

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arescarti42 11:54 am
30 Jan 13
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Spread some caltrops around in your street, that’ll stop them.

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Rollersk8r 12:09 pm
30 Jan 13
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Friend of mine – also in Weston Creek – confronted some guys doing burnouts outside his house. And of course they then started turning up at all hours, targeting his house on purpose. Although they got sick of it eventually… perhaps at your place now?

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thebrownstreak69 12:36 pm
30 Jan 13
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Weston Creek is known amongst, ah, car enthusiasts, as a place with very little police presence.

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ezy10z 1:34 pm
30 Jan 13
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personally i like to keep a few bricks on hand to throw through their windscreen

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cmdwedge 2:00 pm
30 Jan 13
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I’d love to take photos, but unfortunately I’m in the cul-de-sac myself, so by the time I’m out the front to get the plates, they’re gone. I think I’ll write a friendly letter to everyone in my street. If we all pull together, perhaps one of the houses further down will have time to get out the front and snap a photo.

Have considered the brick option, but I don’t want anyone to actually get hurt.

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Postalgeek 3:18 pm
30 Jan 13
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That would piss me off, especially with toddlers you have just got off to sleep.

It would be highly irresponsible to make a heavy duty wood-and-screw spike strip sprayed with matt black aerosol that can be placed after they enter the cul-de-sac and easily removed afterwards.

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Holden Caulfield 3:58 pm
30 Jan 13
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While I empathise with your plight, and it would piss me off too, perhaps this is an opportune time to introduce a can of HTFU to your toddlers.

It’s un-Australian to be scared of burnouts. 😛

This is not meant to offend or criticise, but may I ask, what is your initial reaction when the idiot hoons fire up? Perhaps your kids are, in part, simply reacting to your own behaviour? If you laugh and make merry at the burning rubber (in front of the kiddies at least) perhaps they may not be so scared.

If you need to vent at the bogans, do it away from your kids.

Apologies in advance if I’m way off base here.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:23 pm
30 Jan 13
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Yeah I’d just do the brick option. Be sure to hit the paint work rather than go for the window.

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M0les 4:28 pm
30 Jan 13
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“I sat in my car at the end of the street…”

I believe that should be accompanied by the “Terrorists win” Counterstrike soundbite.
In the end, you gave them exactly what they wanted: A reaction. Even better: A chase the got away from.

I’ve had two visits over several years in my street. I find it highly amusing for them to give us a bit of a show and grind-off quite a lot of (no doubt expensive) rubber, only to be greeted with exactly nothing in response.

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Captain RAAF 4:45 pm
30 Jan 13
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Be patient is my advice!

Revenge is a dish best served cold, so bide your time, collect the facts (make, colour, drivers appearance) and use that knowledge to find out where they live. I can almost guarantee that it won’t be too far away. Once you locate the house, do nothing initially (except smile to yourself as you jot the address down on a post-it note you stick to your dashboard).

After a few weeks, your campaign of terror can commence! Start small by spraying a roundup penis on their front lawn. Before it has time to take effect, amuse yourself by placing ‘free’ ads on the nearest community notice board (just use a fake phone number, people will get sick of ringing it and go to the address nominated) for the car in question, or for free dogs, drum kits, fruit, X-Box, hammer drill etc, make it as random as possible so that people asking for all kinds of stuff will be knocking on their door wanting one of the free Orick air filters.

Let this sink in for a month (and keep refreshing the ads) and after a while, leave an anonymous note in the mail box of the offending cars owner informing them that their driving like a fkwit is the reason why there is a massive cock on their lawn and why their house looks like a Detroit pawn shop!

Inform them that the grass will one day grow back and that the midnight knocks on the door for the free unicorn will stop….but only if they stop driving like a tard!

See how that goes and get back to me for phase two, if required.

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Solidarity 4:48 pm
30 Jan 13
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah I’d just do the brick option. Be sure to hit the paint work rather than go for the window.

So now you’ve got a whole bunch of pissed off guys in several cars who know who you are and where you live. Congratulations.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:12 pm
30 Jan 13
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Solidarity said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah I’d just do the brick option. Be sure to hit the paint work rather than go for the window.

So now you’ve got a whole bunch of pissed off guys in several cars who know who you are and where you live. Congratulations.

As I said, it’s what I would do. They would literally do nothing to me or mine. Nothing to discuss rather than there would be zero burnouts from that day on

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milkman 6:25 pm
30 Jan 13
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Captain RAAF said :

Be patient is my advice!

Revenge is a dish best served cold, so bide your time, collect the facts (make, colour, drivers appearance) and use that knowledge to find out where they live. I can almost guarantee that it won’t be too far away. Once you locate the house, do nothing initially (except smile to yourself as you jot the address down on a post-it note you stick to your dashboard).

After a few weeks, your campaign of terror can commence! Start small by spraying a roundup penis on their front lawn. Before it has time to take effect, amuse yourself by placing ‘free’ ads on the nearest community notice board (just use a fake phone number, people will get sick of ringing it and go to the address nominated) for the car in question, or for free dogs, drum kits, fruit, X-Box, hammer drill etc, make it as random as possible so that people asking for all kinds of stuff will be knocking on their door wanting one of the free Orick air filters.

Let this sink in for a month (and keep refreshing the ads) and after a while, leave an anonymous note in the mail box of the offending cars owner informing them that their driving like a fkwit is the reason why there is a massive cock on their lawn and why their house looks like a Detroit pawn shop!

Inform them that the grass will one day grow back and that the midnight knocks on the door for the free unicorn will stop….but only if they stop driving like a tard!

See how that goes and get back to me for phase two, if required.

Genuis. Make it happen.

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farnarkler 7:04 pm
30 Jan 13
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Don’t you wish you had a friend working at ACT rego. They could tell you where the scum live so you could visit them with a couple of molotov cocktails. Plod probably know exactly who they are but are probably in the middle of a two year long surveillance of them so they’re untouchable.

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