A woman’s worse nightmare? Pretty shocking I’d have thought. Burglary is nasty for the victim especially at night. It happened to me and it took me about 5 years to finally stop being paranoid about sounds at night.
A Palm Springs, Florida woman, aged 61, was looking around her home for her cats. I live in a flat and I have to look for my cat sometimes. They are very adept at hiding and moving around without being noticed.
This lady, a hairdresser, probably just flicked her hand under the bed to see if, by chance, she could touch her cat who probably occasionally snoozed under the bed.
Her hand made contact with a 25-year-old-man, who had hidden while in the process of burgling her home! His name is Christian Vatovec. She felt his skin. Creepy.
Vatovec lives nearby. Having been touched by the lady, he immediately ran off. What else could he do? He was caught, though. The lady says she is missing a camera and a gold bracelet valued at $800.
Me, being of little faith, finds it hard to believe that he ran off with anything but what do I know? Have the police found these items? No, they have not. The burglar had a gold ring but not, we believe, the items stated as missing by the lady.
The burglar was taken back to the scene of the crime where he was identified by the victim. He has been charged with burglary, theft and resisting arrest.
I wish the British police turned up to a burglary as fast as the Florida police. British police can barely bother to turn up sometimes. They don’t even charge the burglar, if by chance they happen by a miracle to apprehend him.
Is there a moral here? I’d rather get down on my knees and look under the bed than put my hand under just in case there is a burglar down there! I would rather see him than touch him blind; less shocking I believe.
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