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He Feels the Sting of Betrayal Over a Stolen Scooter, But a Mysterious GPS Sparks a Quest That Shocks Everyone.

When the Original Poster (OP) entrusted his home and beloved, high-performance scooter to his sister and nephew during a business trip, he never imagined the disastrous fallout to come. The climax arrived with a confession of his nephew’s disobedience, resulting in the loss of the expensive scooter, leading to a heated demand for immediate compensation and igniting a family feud. Just as the tensions reach a fever pitch, an unexpected twist involving a GPS tracker sends OP on a thrilling quest for justice.

A New Toy

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OP invests in an EMOVE Cruiser electric scooter, modifying it to increase its speed and equipping it with a new handlebar and other additions. The scooter’s high cost reflects its value to OP, standing at over $2,000 after all modifications.

Family Ties

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OP has a close-knit relationship with his sister and nephew, who often housesit for him while he is away, looking after OP’s pets and plants in his absence. OP appreciates the help, and they enjoy a refreshing change of scenery.

The Departure

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The narrative unfolds as OP sets off for a business trip for a week across the country. He entrusts his home, two dogs, three cats, various houseplants, and his beloved scooter to his sister and nephew.

Warning Signs

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Despite OP’s explicit instructions to his nephew that the scooter is too dangerous and not for children, his fascination persists. His mother, OP’s sister, is also aware of these explicit restrictions. The prohibition only heightens the scooter’s allure to the young nephew.


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Upon OP’s return, he’s met with a confession – his nephew defied his orders, took the scooter out, and left it unattended, resulting in its theft. OP’s fury boils over, leading to the expulsion of his sister and nephew from his home. The boundary of trust is broken.

Seeking Reparation

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OP demands that his sister and nephew replace his stolen scooter. His sister begs for mercy, claiming they don’t have the funds and offering household chores as compensation. OP stands firm, insisting that chores cannot replace his valuable scooter.

The Vacation Fund Dilemma

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OP’s sister admits that the only money they could use to repay him would be from their family vacation fund. OP remains unyielding, stating that their misfortune is not his concern. This decision widens the rift between OP and his family.


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OP’s parents intervene in the escalating conflict, calling for a fair resolution. They suggest a payment plan as a reasonable solution, insisting on the importance of the family vacation. Their intervention deepens the complexity of the situation.

OP’s Stand

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OP vehemently rejects the proposed payment plan, emphasizing the scooter’s role in his daily commute. He argues for immediate compensation, maintaining that his nephew was fully aware of the danger he put himself in.

Potential Regret

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As his anger subsides, OP questions the severity of his demands. He ponders whether his insistence on immediate payment is too harsh, potentially punishing the entire family for his nephew’s mistake.

The Scooter’s Legacy

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In an unforeseen twist, OP learns that his prized scooter had a hidden GPS tracker installed during one of its modifications. The device gives OP a lead on the location of his stolen property. The revelation intensifies the central conflict.

The Chase Begins

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Emboldened by the new information, OP aims to recover his stolen scooter. His determination takes him across town, following the GPS signal to the house of a teenager notorious for bullying and petty theft.

The Confrontation

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Fueled by righteous anger, OP knocks on the door to confront the parents of the teen thief. The exchange is tense and charged with raw emotion as OP demands the return of his property. The parents refuse, denying any theft, despite the GPS tracker’s evidence, and slam the door in his face.

Authorities Step In

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OP returns to his car and calls the police, who arrive ten minutes later. OP presents his evidence, the GPS tracker, and recounts his nephew’s unfortunate mishap. Thanks to the GPS tracker, the authorities recover OP’s scooter from the family’s side yard. With the recovered scooter safely in his possession, OP decides not to press charges, not wanting to prolong the drama.

Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?

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OP posts his story online. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “If replacing the scooter meant they’d have to use money reserved for necessities, then you may want to reconsider the payment plan option. But if they’re upset because they can’t take a vacation this year because of this, then tough.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote, “I implore you to find new house sitters for when you go on trips like that. This is such a blatant overstep, disregard, and disrespect of your boundaries. Your sister and nephew knew the rules – they didn’t care.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person stated, “Your sister should pay you. Your parents can pay money into your sister’s vacation budget. Your sister can make payments back to your parents. Solved.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another reader commented, “Repaying you comes before a vacation. It would help if you had it to commute to work. Their neglect caused it to be stolen, so they must face the consequences, especially since it was forbidden that he ride it.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.

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