Did your child break into my house?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This letter is addressed to the young people, (and their parents), who invaded my private home on Lake St. John during the weekends this past summer.

It is hard for me to believe that you had the nerve to actually spend weekends in a house where you did not have permission to be and didn’t even know the person who owned it. Not only did you break in this home, you left it in a mess and stole several items that had not only monetary value, but sentimental value to my family.

You had the nerve to invite your friends to join you for a party. Did they think you had a right to be there? Did you tell them that you broke two windows to enter the house? Did they know that they could have been arrested along with you for being there? They still could be arrested.

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Parents, do you know where your child was on weekends this summer, particularly on the Fourth of July when according to the neighbors more than 70 teenagers had a party in my home? Did one of them come home with a large framed picture of a black labrador retriever? That picture represents a very special pet of my Dad’s who died several years ago.

Did your child bring home any power tools or maybe even a tool chest full of pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches and other hand tools? How about a rod and reel? Several of these were stolen. Also a DVD player and two coffee pots are missing from my house.

There are several items that are missing. Things that might not mean much to some people, but they were worth something to me and my family. I just want to let those young people know that they will get caught. You might think you were not seen, I want to let you know you were and sooner or later the police will come knocking on your door asking question. I hope you have the answers they are seeking.

Oh, and there were some items left too. A small ice chest with two cans of beer in it, a pink towel with Healthcare Financial Assistance on it, and a pair of pink Crocs with a name on the bottom. The letters that I can make out are -DISON. Parents, does you daughter’s name contain these letters? Also found were three shirts (one a Guy Harvey shirt) and a bathing suit cover-up. There were some other things left in my house. Were you planning on returning for another weekend?

If you would like to claim these items, contact the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office. They will know how to get in touch with me.

Sue Dorman

Brookhaven resident and Lake St. John home owner