Just Americans helping fellow Americans I guess...
Waldo Canyon Fire Evacuees Return To Find Property Burglarized,
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- Some evacuees from the Waldo Canyon Fire
are returning home to find they were burglarized.
One couple’s car was stolen right out of their garage. Thieves also took
jewelry and computers.
“It’s almost as bad as a house burned down because you feel violated.
There are people out there who prey upon victims and people that are
already suffering, so I feel like I’ve been hit by a train,” said Waldo
Canyon Fire evacuee Linda Burton.
So far 22 homes have been reported as being burglarized while evacuees
were waiting out the fire.
The evacuated neighborhoods weren’t the only ones targeted. About 60
cars were broken into while evacuees were staying in nearby hotels.
Police in Colorado Springs are still compiling crime reports and not
everyone has been allowed to return home. Some 10,000 people remain
evacuated. Police have not commented on whether they expect to receive
more reports of burglaries or vandalism.