Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I got a call at 9:05am yesterday morning from the local police dept. Let me tell you if you want to be immedately awake have the police call and ask for you by name!! :0 I timidly said yes I am. He then goes on to tell me that our other house had been broken into sometime around 1am and then someone needed to go and file a report.

Thank-God there isn't too much damage. They went in after the copper and cut a 30' water line out. Not sure what spooked them but they had 1/2 of the electric box powered down and ready to strip the wiring but didn't get that far. They broke a window, took the 30' of copper pipe, and stole the apartment sized frig. They caused about $400 in damage for about $80 worth of stuff. No one ever accused criminals of being smart!

Today I'd like to take a piece of that copper pipe they stole and beat them about the head really good! GGGRRRRR!!! I just don't get why criminals will work 10x as hard as they would at a job for such a little bit of reward and chance their freedom? From what the police said they think these guys are responsible for a lot of the break-ins lately with the same type of copper thefts. For $80 they are probably looking at 5 years or more in the custody of the state of Ohio.

Oh yeah, they got caught and they have all of our stuff inpounded for now. I guess one of them tried to run and ended up running right into the front of another crusier and got his foot hit. I don't think they like them too much because they said something about them "trashing a cruiser" going after them? I'm sure they are the favorite inmates at the city jail! ;)


Jewaira said...

This kind of theft has increased also recently in Kuwait.

Sorry it had to happen to you and it is such a bother but glad no one was hurt :-)

christina/ohio said...

Thanks for the thoughts. Yes it is a PAIN and I get mad all over again when I think of the damage but you know if this takes care of our getting hit and puts the odds of it never happening again n our favor, it's not as bad as it could've been.

jennifer said...

Your back! I need to start checking your blog again. Sorry about the break in.

Ms. Baker said...

Christina I am so glad you are safe and sound, and I am so sorry this happened to you! Having someone steal something from me has always disturbed me greatly and is one of the things that make me feel violated. It must feel awful but again, I am just glad you and your husband are safe. :)

It's funny but we get copper wire burglaries here too in Kuwait.

What a relief they are in custody and won't be doing this anytime again soon.