LR's move-in day at the University of California.
3:30 AM: Sleep.
9:00 AM: Wake up. Shower. Finish packing. Prepare to leave. Get call saying there are long lines and I should come later.
11:00 AM: Finally leave house. Arrive 40 minutes later.
12:30 PM: Finish unpacking. Lunch with parents; they leave.
1:30 PM: Hang out with random people. Go back to room with roommate around 5:00.
5:00 PM: Return to room. Organize everything meticulously.
5:30 PM: Friend calls about dinner.
5:40 PM: Roommate, friend, and I leave for Crossroads. We meet some of my HS friends and their families there. Return at 6:30.
6:35 PM: Return to room. LAPTOP IS MISSING. I look everywhere for it, but my beautiful VAIO and its power cord are both gone. My roommate's Macbook Pro is still on his desk. Clearly VAIOs are cooler.
I go downstairs to alert the RA on duty. I then call the police. The police tell me to stay where I am. My third roommate is afraid I'd suspect him and tells me to rifle through all his stuff. I think he worries too much and just wait for the police. Then they call me and tell me to meet an officer outside Cunningham. I do so.
6:45 PM: We traipse off with two RAs [mine and the one on duty] to go meet Officer Koh. He's waiting with another girl. She had her laptop stolen as well. I'm surprisingly calm, but it's probably due to the sheer shock of it all.
6:55 PM: Officer Koh gets a call on the radio that they've arrested three men - one of them has two laptops, a nondescript black one and a silver Sony VAIO. +10 points for the good guys.
7:10 PM: My laptop and I are reunited. They had me verify that it was indeed my laptop; then they took my personal information and had me sign some forms and released me.
7:15 PM: I return in triumph to Davidson Hall. I am now known as 'that kid who got his laptop stolen on the first day'. I am now an advertisement for Sony and for the UCPD.
1) The other girl was in the room right next door when her laptop was taken; she walked back and saw two strange men walking off with her computer. That's how the police got the descriptions of the perps.
2) She's actually an RA; she was talking next door about the importance of security and protection of personal property.
3) All of her money and credit cards and electronics were on her desk. Only her laptop was taken.
4) They actually were about to release the perps because they had no concrete evidence. Then they found an illegal weapon on one of them. 10 15 saved my life.
Now there are police on every street and around every corner. Hyuk.