Somebody keeps stealing the padlocks in our house.
It all started before Christmas, and so far they’ve managed to filch three of our locks. It’s actually more annoying than intimidating, as new locks are quite expensive (the good ones cost about 2 and half dollars, which is already a handful here in our country) and we have to update our keys every time it gets lost. So far we don't know who the culprit(s) is/are, although Mom says it's probably some of the bored kids roaming around the neighborhood, which kind of makes a lot more sense than my theory involving keymaker elves bent on a worldwide conspiracy to monopolize the padlock industry. But I'm still not taking the jumper cables off the gate though (hahaha just kidding*)