Had a bad day. Full moon. Went to thrift store late afternoon yesterday. This morning, my license plate 'tag' was missing. It's the little 'year' tag you stick on. Someone scraped it off. I only had one other under it so they must have really wanted it bad. I also had tucked it under the frame (had to unscrew and then put it back) just to be sure it was secure. So they got it off, but didn't get the two upper corners and one 1/2 inch strip at the bottom center. Probably won't be able to use it unless they smear mud or something on those spot to hide them.
I think I actually saw they guys who did it. 2 of them were hanging around the front doors of the thrift store when I came out, and they quickly joined 2 others at the sidewalk. Transients, with shopping carts and bicycles. I drove out right next to them and they were acting 'suspiciously'. Looked like they were passing something from one to the other. I just thought it was drugs, but they stared at me the whole way. I pretty much have decided it was them who took my tag.
So I got a form from the DMV on line, filled it out, put in my 19 dollar check!, and mailed it off for a replacement.
Now I wait while being afraid to drive for fear a policeman will stop me for no tag. Would be totally embarrassing and I don't want to be on the side of the road while everyone gawks. I am carrying a copy of my application so I can show them I am working on it.
If they don't believe me, it's a fix-it ticket, which will make me get the new tag, put it on, go TO the police department and show them. Hate to go through all that. Been there, done that twice before.
Now I'm looking for one of those clear license plate covers. Gonna make sure this doesn't happen again. Annoying and costly!