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Lost and Found - Item Not Secured

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Kris S

I accidentally left my $400 radar detector on the parts counter at the Chevrolet dealership. I left it at noon. I called the next morning and the person that answered indicated that it was setting on the counter until he left at 5:30 (about 5 hours). They closed at 6:00. The unit could not be located the next day.

Do I have any sort of negligence case as they did not properly secure the item?



Kris,I'm not a lawer, but I've had experience with small claims civil cases.
The civil route is the one that you seem to be indicating that you wish to go, but why not report the radar detector stolen?
The police would then interview employees at the dealership.This will at least stir things up.
This might give the manager some incentive to at least attempt to discover
who took it.Obviously it was an employee.
In my opinion, it is unlikely that you would win a small claims case against the dealership, because it was really you who was negligent.---seth

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