To say I'm MAD at you would be an understatement. I'm MAD that for now... you've gotten away with it. I'm MAD that this incident is probably one of many. I'm MAD on behalf of all the other folks you've violated.
I will explain....Last week, I came home (in the middle of the afternoon, I will add) and found our shed had been broken into and one of our kayaks was gone. Precautions were taken. This week, on route to a meeting I decided to pop by our house (1:15 pm!) and when I pulled in the driveway the shed door was ripped open AGAIN and my kayak was lying on the grass. I got out of my car and was met by a man hoofing it out of our backyard!
One would like to think that when they’ve interrupted a B&E in progress they would respond in a level-headed manner. I was surprised at the extent of my anger…I couldn’t get my yelling voice to work right away.
The perpetrator is 5”10-6” feet ish, athletic build, dark hair and beard with gray—probably 35-40+. He wore a bandana on his head knotted in the back (I believe it was red), sunglasses sat on his head, matching beige t-shirt and paints (the ones that zip-off and become shorts) and hiking boots.
The police were fantastic and arrived on the scene with a Sheppard (I love these magnificent dogs). Unfortunately, the did not catch him.
A couple of days following all the hoop-la, a neighbour’s friend came over to tell me she was sitting on the front porch (directly across from our home with a perfect vantage point of our shed) when the kayak went for a walk. She said, she watched a man of the same description come out of our shed and with a red kayak hoisted over his shoulder walk down the street.
She doesn’t know us and because he was so calm and dressed like he was actually going kayaking—did not think anything of it. Can you imagine how brazen is that to steal a kayak right in front of someone who had a front row viewing?!!!!
I cannot imagine how I would feel if this jerk (and that’s being kind) had been in our home because I’ve lost sleep with him being in our backyard. To all whom have experienced a break in—I am so very sorry for the violation. It sucks.
To the jerk who stole our red kayak…thank you, for stealing something that gave us so much pleasure. Thank you, whomever you are, and please know that one day you will get caught because you cannot hoof away from karma.
This is me last summer enjoying my kayak in Haliburton. My mom, Marilyn Black painted this picture.
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