Local cable station had an undercover consumer report exposing crooked locksmiths. What a riot!
Toyota Camry 4 door with the key in the ignition owner "locked out".
Roadside assistance (they didn't say who) sends a Locksmith, NOT a dragon wagon, but a Locksmith. They hid the company name on his van, but it did say Locksmith. He quoted her $140 to open the door. He arrives on site, looking like he just rolled out of a flophouse.
The lady (really a reporter) has to keep asking him to repeat himself because he doesn't seem to be speaking English. Phrases/words like "yooose" "we is" "I is" and so forth seem to be a staple of his vocabulary. I got the feeling he knew his sister very well.
I also notice she (the reporter) keeps her distance, more than likely because the stench of the smith is unbearable.
So anyway he starts to work on the door which is really funny because the idiot never bothered to check to see if any of the other doors were open.
In fact the passenger rear door WAS unlocked and the reporter brought this to his attention after he unlocked the car (50 minutes BTW with a Pro-Lok kit) this boy must have been very dense.
When confronted with the evidence the smith says "you should have told me the door was opened"....
Even *I* couldn't believe that one.....
An owner locked out of her apartment on the ground floor of a garden apartment complex. Smith arrives and totally ignores the fact that the window to his left is completely open, no screen, nothing. Oh he glances at it and smiles, but never offers to climb into it or even point it out.
Charges her $210 to drill out the locks and then gives her his card so he can sell her replacement locks.
This guy just left when confronted with the fact that he was caught.
There you have it. Locksmiths in action.
And I used to think insurance salesmen and used car dealers were crooks......
Personally, I wonder if these guys were really crooks?
I think they were just brain dead, like most locksmiths are.
We should never lame the retarded because they can't help themselves.