Burglars take almost all his possessions from his S.L. home
I think DZ is amazing, but I don't understand when you are away from your home
for over 6 months a year that you don't have an alarm or something on your
house. DZ is very private and I am sure his neighbors don't know if he is coming
or going half the time. Hopefully they will find his items and he will put an
alarm system in his house. Having your mom stop by doesn't count as an alarm.
To- Anonymous 8:45, what's with you? Are you simply trying to start up something
on here--like maybe a fight? What does your comment have to do with David Z. the
Utah is no better than the rest of the country, even though people think they
I can't believe my sister needs to communicate with you through Desert News
posts... As for me I'll just call you later...
I just heard on the news that the cops recovered his car and arrested some dude.
Sheesh! Some people really have low-grade neighborhoods. Man, in my neighborhood
my neighbors stand by their windows all day long peaking out of their curtains
and blinds. My neighbors are in the know of everyone's business, and some of my
neighbors even use binoculars to keep watch on the neighbors dog and cat. Like
old man john who keeps watch on all the neighbors, and a pretty nosy old man at
that.Perhaps David Zabriskie needs to borrow my neighbors for
awhile. Nonetheless I wish him lots of luck in recovering his stolen stuff.
Wow. I can't believe none of his neighbors even raised an eyebrow!
It seems pretty brazen to take so many things from a home. I wonder if they
somehow knew the owner was gone (acquaintence, or casing the home), or just
lucked into an unoccupied home.A few years ago some thieves got into
my garage and stole all of my power and garden tools, and parts for my
telescope. It's a very disturbing experience, especially when the police show a
total lack of commitment to even try to do anything about it. Hopefully the news
reports will help track down the thieves as they attempt to pawn or otherwise
well the items.
Dave needs neighbors like mine...We were gone on a trip, came home a day earlier
than we were expected.I heard a knock at the door, and there was my
80-year-old neighbor with a baseball bat. He thought someone had broken into
our home, and he was gonna' take 'em on!I live in a wonderful
neighborhood! We watch out for each other. I hope those days are not gone.Good luck, Dave. Hope you get the sentimental value stuff back, at
least. With insurance on the rest!
BECAUSE THIS WILL HAPPEN WITH MORE FREQUENCY..DUE TO THE ECONOMY...HOPE THEY
CATCH THEM ...WHAT A GREAT ATHLETE..!!
With neighbors like yours...?
The neighbors may have not know he was not home. It sounds like professionals.
My grandparents were cleaned out by professional burglars when they were
sleeping. They actually came into their bedroom and stole jewelry etc. and
luckily my relatives didn't wake up. But tvs, stereos and various items were
taken. Neighbors did not see or hear anything that night.
Dave, I am your Mom's cousin. My mother would keep me up on your activities
until she passed away. It makes me so sad that there are people in the world
who think nothing of what their actions do to others---as long as they profit
from them. I hope you know that you are thought about and cared about by many-
you don't even know yet! I wish you and your family the best, and hope you
don't become bitter because of someone else's greed!
Sorry Dave - I hope there is a swift and just reward for those who
took advantage of your situation. I have zero tolerance for anyone who preys on
others for their own betterment or gain. I hope these stupid criminals realize
they cannot hawk any of these unique items without being caught. Lance Armstrong said it best when his time trial bike was stolen in the TOC -
They had better keep in their closet and not tell anyone because if they do,
they will be caught.Let's hope they are caught regardless...
To Stupid Theifs: It was a burglary, not a robbery.
DZ, we are so sorry! People are ridiculous, how can they possibly justify any of
this? Sure, some things are replaceable, but how can he ever get those
sentimental items replaced. Our hearts go out to you DZ!
I am sorry to hear about this robbery. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. You
feel so helpless and victimized, it stinks. I do think however, that the
pathetic individuals will be caught. I am not a former theif, but there has got
to be some kind of unwritten rule that you don't take this much stuff or this
much personal stuff from one person. What is this theif going to do? It is only going to take ONE of the MANY things that were taken to be
recovered and the theif(s) will be caught. Unfortunately, it doesn't mean all
of the stuff will be recovered or undamaged. I'm sorry that it happened at all.
You were awfully quick to preach the lofty ideal of emotional detachment from
these priceless items.You weren't involved in this theft in any way,
As a community we all should look out for each other. In an effort to stay out
of the way we miss opportunities to care. I am a mother of an out-of-towner now
too and I check on my son's Bountiful home. I'm very grateful for his diligent
neighbors who go right to his door to check out anything unusual - usually it's
some of our family members, but they are noticing and I am so appreciative of
this. If they weren't comfortable with that direct approach calling the police
would be fine with me. In my own circle I once had my son-in-law's
truck sitting outside my house. He was inside with his child, just waiting for
his wife who was to meet him there. The next-door neighbor didn't recognize the
truck, noticed there was a man and child, and called the police who came to
check it out. How nice that my neighbors cared enough about a child they didn't
know to take action.We need to be more of a "village" where ever we
live. My heart aches for Dave.
I didn't hear any mention of Davids, wife and little baby sons things missing. I
was wondering if their belongings had also been taken?
This is sad. David is a family friend and a very decent, wonderful and
respectable person. David is a courteous person when it come to other vehicles
on the road. I hope authorities catch the cowardly thieves.
"lots of blame", are you for real?Things are just things? Like his
one of a kind Olympic ring from when he represented the USA in Bejing? How
about the bike that he rode to win the opening stage of the Tour de France
beating Lance Armstrong? Yeah, that is just a thing.Also, it turns
out that when you are sitting in 2nd place in the biggest bike race in the USA,
it gets publicized where you are. He had his mom stopping by daily to get the
newspaper, mail, and to check the house.So, I suppose there is
nothing in your home that you would regret having it gone in a fire or taken by
Dave is an awesome rider and an awesome competitor!What a pathetic
story. Even more pathetic are the comments blaming him. He's the victim here,
not the bad guy.
I try to be cynical with the folks that comment here, but it is hard to keep up
when idiots like 'lots of blame' open their yaps.Dave Zabriskie is a Utah
sports hero and therefore contributes more to this state then any of our on line
keyboard athletics. This does not smell like an ordinary random
burglary. Stealing what is obviously worthless points points to something more
What a truly heartbreaking and horrific story! Outstanding American citizen, out
doing what he loves...I hope we as a society can locate even one item. It might
lead to the rest.Sorry to hear of your loss. Don't let them change
your peace of mind. You have a lot of support out here!Keep being a
good example for the rest of us!
It's easy to say "they don't really mean squat" when they are not YOUR
things.They have sentimental value to him.
the things are just that, THINGS! They don't really mean squat.Now
I want to know why it is the neighbors fault and not the guy himself.Did he not tell a neighbor or two he was leaving town? Could they have then
kept an eye on things?Or did he call and stop mail and newspapers???
thus alerting any criminal that he wasn't there.OR the criminals
knew he was gone since he races...still, telling neighbors is the
Sorry to read about this tremendous loss. You can't replace the things that
probably meant so much to him and he has worked so hard to obtain. I hope they
find the people who did this and he can get whatever he can back. Good luck
Everyone just wants to mind their own business really, until something tragic
like this happens. I feel very sorry for him and hope he has insurance. How
many of us really even know who are neighbors are let alone care about watching
their property when they are out of town.It sad, but true.
Why even look out when the dogs are barking uncontrollably, I just turn up my
TV, see no problem! Looks like someone gets to start a new life1 Maybe he owed
the IRS back taxes, they take stuff too
Why aren't we looking out for one another? I can't believe this kind of robbery
could occur while the neighbore stood idly by.Sorry to hear about
this, Z. Good luck getting everything back, and great ride in the Tour of
California last week!