Okay, I’ll try and keep this short.
I live on the ground floor in an apartment complex… a HUGE apartment complex with countless buildings and 12 apartments to each building. It’s a safe part of town, in a relatively safe town (Omaha). So yesterday, I go on one of my typical bike rides. As I usually do, I exit the back of my building and toss my keys in the grass/weeds next to my “balcony” so that I don’t have to carry them on the bike. Nobody uses the “back” of the building, as the parking lot faces the “front” – people typically only in and out of the side of the building I’m not on.
Anyway, I leave at 11:10 am, back at 12:30 pm, only the keys are not there. I’ve talked to the people in my building, and they haven’t seen anything (so they say). The lawn mowers were out yesterday, but the keys are in a spot where their large mowers can’t get to, and unless someone walked up to them and saw them lying there, the keys wouldn’t be seen.
So… wtf? The real problem is that my girlfriend has her spare key on there, and she’s got a vehicle which lights up like a space ship when you lock/unlock the car from the now lost key on my key chain. So naturally, I’m in trouble there.
Nothing has been turned in to my apt complex, so I’m wondering (a) why someone would pick up keys that were practically inches from my balcony and (b) how nervous should I be that someone who has these keys is planning to use them to commit a crime against me? I would just love to come home after a trip to find my iMac not sitting on my desk.
OH, and I do realize that I’m an idiot for leaving the keys out like that, so lets just skip acknowledgment of that.