Lowly thieves stooped to stealing baby supplies

Well, the city of Red Deer has done it again. It has amazed me for one of the last times as I will not be able to keep up with the surprises anymore.

Well, the city of Red Deer has done it again. It has amazed me for one of the last times as I will not be able to keep up with the surprises anymore.

One of the first times I was surprised by the city of Red Deer was when they demolished a half burned down drug house across the street. We had only complained about the illegal activities there for five years.

I have been victim to my fair share of break-ins, thefts and the general non-trust that one would have in a place like this, I have had items removed from the yard, the back of the truck and even inside the truck. I have usually been the one to blame as I “left it out.”

Well Red Deer, you have recently surpassed yourself in the derelict nature that you seem to ooze. On the late evening of Sept. 11, my wife’s car was broken into. The items that were stolen were not of great value, but the items that were stolen should not have been attractive to any regular thief.

They stole from the car a bag full of new born baby items. You know, the little things you need, nail clippers, washing towels, thermometer, skin creams. Oh, let’s not forget the new born baby clothes, all in all about $200 worth of items.

Why?

Why are we forced to live in these conditions in our beautiful city? Why must I fear for my family’s well-being when I go to work? Why must I be to blame for the theft? Is it because I left something of mine in a car? Needless to say, the RCMP is not going to do much, what can they? My wife, seven months pregnant, searched the alley ways and scoured the dumpsters. She inevitably had to endure the guilt of possibly not being able to get the items she had searched for and paid for, then she has to deal with the fear that this is going to continue to happen where we live.

Well Red Deer, you have topped it all, you have stolen from an unborn baby, months from coming into this world, our child will know the scorn of theft. Thank you.

Please know that I have a $200 reward for the return of the items with the person who stole them. I think a community service of a couple hundred hours helping me clean up my neighborhood should suffice. But the earful you will get from my wife will be worse than jail.

Denver Fleming

Red Deer