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Posted by on Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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Burglars Return Loot To Group That Helps Sex Assault Victims

The note left behind by whoever took computersand other valuables from the offices of the San Bernadino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services. The goods were returned.

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Let's start our day with a feel-good story:

The burglar (or burglars) who broke into the offices of the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services on July 31 and stole several computers and monitors apparently had a change of heart after finding out that the people at the agency help victims of sexual violence.

The next night, someone returned the stolen goods and also left behind a note, as the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and local news outlets report. The note's message:

"We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continueto make a difference in peoples live. God bless."

Candy Stallings, the center's director, thinks she knows who spread the word that led to the stolen goods' return. After the burglary, police talked with homeless people in the area around the center's offices — "explaining what our facility does and the services we provide to the community," she says. Stallings believes those homeless people then told others.

Los Angeles' KABC-TV has a video report here. It adds that the agency "is still out $5,000 because of damage that they will have to raise themselves." The agency is looking for help in covering those costs. Its website is here, and its Facebook page is here.

(H/T to NPR's Kathy Rushlow.)

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

by on Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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TCgirlatheart
by TC on Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/08/210092385/burglars-return-loot-to-group-that-helps-sex-assault-victims?utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130808

Here's the link, and I'm sorry, I don't know how to fix it from running through the ads.  :-(

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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Wow guilty burglars. That's kind of odd. Quite a risk to take it back!
TCgirlatheart
by TC on Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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I know!  "Honor among thieves" and all that.   

Quoting stacymomof2:

Wow guilty burglars. That's kind of odd. Quite a risk to take it back!


~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Aug. 9, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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 Interesting

SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Aug. 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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 Being convicted by the Holy Spirit is powerful.

 I'm glad they >> eventually<< did the right thing.

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