I am angry and frustrated with the turn of events here at Gateway Services, Inc / Access Johnson County Public Transit. I am angry at the people that think it is okay to come on our lot in the dead of night and cut off catalytic converters off of our vehicles. Why is there anyone in this day and age that feel like they need to steal from a not for profit. Do they not know that it costs money that we don't have to fix them. Sure some of it is covered by insurance but there is still a deductible that we have to pay for each time it occurs. That is dollars we could spend taking someone to life saving treatment, work, grocery or to other destinations that they otherwise cannot get to. That is the frustrating part!
We now have 4 vehicles we cannot drive because we are not able to get them fixed due to a shortage of converters as they are back ordered.
The last time someone decided to drill a hole in one of our fuel tanks on one of our vehicles. So now we have 5 out. Drilling a hole in a fuel tank is not the smartest thing I have ever heard of someone doing. Could they have caused a spark while they were drilling? You bet they could have.
To the thieves is it worth your life to take a chance on catching you and the vehicle on fire while you are under it.
Is it worth the $35-$50 dollars you are getting from each converter.
I have three words for you
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Where you not taught better, are you using this to buy drugs, alcohol or trying to make a living by stealing? It is time to stop blaming your childhood and pull up your boot straps get some help and get a job like our employees here at Gateway Services / Access Johnson County Public Transit.
You were born for a purpose find it and use if the the GREATER GOOD!!