A friend of mine, who's a volunteer in the Lebanese Red Cross in Antelias (North Beirut), had an overnight shift this last Friday.
His shift finishes at 7h00 am, when he goes straight to work.
At 7h, he left the building to find out that his car was stolen from the parking next to the Red Cross center!
So the good guy Shady called the ISF (Internal Security Forces) immediately.
At 8h00 am, he asked someone in the ISF if they told their Information Branch about what happened?
And the answer he got was: 'We will tell them later on, it's still too early for them, haram!'
SERIOUSLY! these are the people we're trying to build a safe country with!
The poor Shady did some investigations on his own around that parking to see if there are any cameras or any witnesses, but none has been found.
And now he's desperately waiting for the thieves to call him, knowing that the ISF will do nothing!
If you don't know the usual car stealing process, it goes like this:
1. They steal your car
2. They use it in some ‘legal’ businesses (yeah right!)
3. Call you and sell it again to you (but less than its usual price! They are good guys after all!)
4. You bring the money and head to 'Britél' (somewhere in Bekaa), give them the requested amount and get your half-wrecked car back.
The ISF know where the stolen cars are, but can't do anything about it... Since the gang has its back covered.
Shady man! Keep on Surviving!
PS: Britél = Bretelle (or shoulder strap) in a Lebanese ‘bad’ accent ;)