Last friday while out of the house, someone decided to use their five finger discount and do a bit of shopping. By the time I got back home, I was short of 3 large flat screen tvs, a book of checks, a game system, all of my jewelry and a new kindle fire. I guess they took it as a fair trade as they left ripped holes in my walls from pulling on the tv brackets, a cut screen, a kicked in garage door, and clothes strewn about all around the bedrooms from emptying the dresser drawers. Hey, they needed to be folded more neatly anyway I guess.
I do have a dog that is quite barky & snappy when approached by strangers, so I was quite surprised that she greeted me at the door with a big smile – no blood, no bruises, not looking like she was in a fight at all… my trusted canine security is now fired *in my Donald Trump voice.* Boy oh boy did I go through the motions of anger, resentment, and a whole lot of revenge when I found my home sweet home ransacked like that. I remember telling my daughter that I wish I could put a spell on them to make their fingers rot away, lol. Yup, it was that bad… I was pissed. When a police officer came, he looked around and took a simple crime report.. although there were clear fingerprints on the garage, they weren’t taken, nor were any photos. I gave them a short list of what all I noticed being gone at the time and he walked around and then he was gone. Within the next few days, I was told that my TV’s were most likely found in my area. At first they were going to bring them to me, but then they changed their mind because I did not keep the serial numbers for the items. Who keeps up with their serial numbers? I know I never have, but I will for now on. I don’t keep boxes for 50+ inch sized televisions, couldn’t find the manuals after a move, and didn’t have the receipts. So in short, my TVs (that I worked my butt off earning) will be sold to the highest bidder at the next auction the police have. Lovely. I’m thinking of dropping off the remotes to them since they weren’t taken, that would be only considerate. Anyway, I’m sure whoever had a field day in my house going through my things wasn’t thinking they were helping me out, but looking on the bright side, they definitely did. Here are 3 things that made me realize that being burglarized isn’t the worst thing ever: (more…)
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