I’ve been robbed

Literally. My house got burgled yesterday while we were all out. First time for me. The thief didn't take much. $500 cash. $5000 worth of DVDs and CDs. But the thing that busts me up is that when they took my miniDV video camera, they took with the case it comes in, 12 months of video cassettes of my kids lives. Lots of memories there. They should do ten years hard time for that alone.

Then there's the funny stuff. They took the remote control for my TV. The power cable for my laptop. My sister's alarm clock. And when they took half of my DVD collection, they at least showed some taste. They took The Godfather Trilogy, X-Files Series One, The Sopranos Series One, etc. But they left my wife's copy of "Little House On The Prairie, The Highlights". You gotta love a criminal with enough self-respect to think "Hey - I may be a junkie and a low-life thief, but I am NOT going to be seen pawning anything by Michael Landon. That's where I draw the line."

You gotta love that.

Comments (14)
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  2. Jason Mauss says:

    Sorry to hear that man – I feel for you. I’ve had thousands of dollars worth of stuff stolen (from my car and home) before I was even 21 years old. It sorta made me re-evaluate the important things in my life though, to look at it optimistically. I have quite a different attitude now towards material things than I did before.

  3. Miek Shaffer says:

    Very sorry to hear that. My family was robbed last month and my kids are still totally freaked out. And you were fortunate. The thief(s) that nailed us took all of our DVD’s…including my daughter’s complete Little House on the Prairie set she just got for Christmas. I guess Aussie thieves (that’s where you are I believe) are more discerning than the common low-life Denver, CO ones…..

  4. secretGeek says:

    best of luck Cameron. It’s a terrible feeling being robbed — makes you angry (incredibly angry!!), sad, hurt, many things.

    hope they catch the suckers and rip their skin off.


  5. Ferris Beuller says:

    Ahh well thats americass for you 😀

  6. Scott says:

    That sucks, but (aside from the video tapes) at least it’s just stuff and all of you are all right.

    Keep an eye out in the neighborhood. Lots of Criminals come back if they think they’ve found an easy target.

  7. Ferris Beuller says:

    Yeah I say you smear butter over your windows and be ready next time for them (with a bag of popcorn to watch the ensuing comedy)

  8. JohnnyC says:

    Bummer. Hope they didn’t take the Richard Simmons tapes, and the Michael Jackson box set?

  9. Frank Arrigo says:


    im sorry to hear this

    my car was broken into a few years back and they took 100 cds that we had in there. i still dont know which cds im missing to this day.

    and the memories of kids – that stuff is irreplaceable

  10. Agent Smith says:

    Hey that’s terrible Cameron …. the sense of violation must be awful. Good to see they didn’t steal your sense of humour, one of the essences of you!

  11. Cameron Reilly says:

    thanks for the thoughts and sympathy folks. we’re really okay though. just annoyed at ourselves for not locking the place up tighter and storing the video tapes somewhere safer. It could have been a LOT worse.

  12. Blogger Cameron Reilly brings up an interesting point about kids that blog

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