Why would someone steal an SD card and leave the camera? They'd give up their honesty for a measly $12 card? Or are they too lazy to carry the camera home?

I hope it didn't ruin the camera to leave it on with no card. It's a Moultrie XT-80. I'm as sure as I can be that I left the card in it last week. It had 50% battery power showing last week and that's usually good for a month. I put a new card in it but now it won't start up or even turn on the red aiming light. The screen just has a yellow background glow.

I'm still at the woods. When I get home I'll put in new batts and see if it works.

I'm only putting very cheap cameras out during season from now on.
It's not rocket surgery, for crying outside!