Sunday, December 13, 2009

SC: Robbers Steal Kids' Presents and Pet

Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just go straight to hell:
Amanda Henderson did not weep when she talked about the items someone took from her home, including the Christmas gifts she had purchased for her 13-year-old son.

But she wept when she talked about the 2-year-old family dog, a pit bull named Mala, the thieves had taken along with everything else.
Now what makes Mala so special, above and beyond the many stolen items?
Henderson, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, said that of all the possessions taken, the family pet matters the most.
Henderson, 33, said she and her husband, Patrick, purchased Mala in 2008 while the two were stationed in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mala is special, she said, because within two months of the time they bought her, Patrick was gone.

"He passed away in September 2008," she said. "Because of that, Mala is beyond special to me and my son."
So to recap, these thieves broke into the home of a military family serving our country, took their stuff including the kid's Christmas presents - a kid whose father died just a year ago - and stole the family pet, whose sentimental value can not be measured.

The scumbags did leave two things behind that they brought with them so hopefully that will aid police in their investigation. Beyond that, to quote John Lennon, "Instant karma's gonna get you".


Schwang said...

This is my biggest fear. When we walk our dogs we get stopped by a lot of dubious characters who have questions--and "indecent proposals" to breed our dogs. Break-ins are common in all parts of Chicago, but I'm terrified that if someone came in they would take our dogs. Since our dogs are spayed/neutered I don't know what terrible situation they could end up in. We are really careful with our dogs, it just kills me to see some people leaving their dogs unattended and tied up outside stores/restaurants.

Rinalia said...

Oh geez. That is just heartbreakingly wrong, wrong, wrong.

I really hope they find the dog and she can be reunited with her loving family.