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person I thought was a friend stole my family heirloom 1800 gun

Feb 11, 2011 - 20 comments

Ok I move in here meet this young girl about 22, her dad had kicked her out of home, I took a liking to her seemed real nice enjoyed talking to her . helped her out alot, drove to stores, she had no food I gave her a large garbage bag ful of food until she could get bridge card, she is living at a mutual friends older motheres home in same town house complex.

This gun was my about 4 great grandfathers back gun he got slightly after civil war.It is family tradition that it be passed on to first born, I had not been able to bring myself to clean my bedroom good since I moved in as I felt that made everything final, etc. as far as divorce two days ago I deep clean my room. gun was on bottom of my closet. gone. spoke to neigbor who is friends w both of us his jaw droped he had driven her to gun shop to pawn it.
this am he and I went to police station filed report. called gun shop its been sold. cop says I WILL get my gun back this girl will have to pay restitution to person who purchased it.

she will likely get probation and some jail time. Im sad because I really thought she was a friend. Im mad at myself for being naieeve.

anybody who knows law got any idea how this will proceeed?

cop said detective will be in touch to speak w me and the person who drove her.
I just dont even know how to feel I dont feel bad for her I hope she does go to jail.

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by dominosarah, Feb 11, 2011
You did the right thing by getting the law involved.  I wonder if that is the reason her father kicked her out.  I hope the girl will get some help, after she sits some time.......

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by ang_811, Feb 11, 2011
Wow thats crazy. Hopefully she will learn her lesson after she has gotton busted. Thats *****. Im sure you will get your gun back..

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by opus88, Feb 11, 2011
I have a step-grandson. he was 6 when my son married his mother, they divorced after about 6 yrs. by than J was 12 and running away from home alot. he is now 17, in and out of jails/rehabs and detentions. just found out there was a toddler found dead in the flop house he's been livin in, so he's back in jail AGAIN......suspicious death is all we've been able to find out........
No one was able to stop this young man from progressing into the spiral of stealing and drugs and now perhaps accessory to a  much more serious crime.
My heart breaks for him. ‚ô•Opus

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by dominosarah, Feb 11, 2011
Opus, i am so so sorry to hear this~~Such a tragedy for all involved.

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by Lulu54, Feb 11, 2011
that sure is a bunch of drama that you don't need - I'm so sorry to hear about these problems.

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by cheshchesh819, Feb 11, 2011
I hate liers and people who steal,especially the ones you trust and let into your house,i have had it done to me,they are the lowest form of scum,you are not naieve you trusted someone who took it for granted they are the niaeve ones who feels that they have to steal to get through life sad individuals,i hope you get you belongings back.

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by Cherie762, Feb 11, 2011
I was so let down thought she was a friend..she will be looking at jail time/probation and money restitution for pawn shopand the person who bought the gun..police assured me I will get it back.


Im so sorry to hear of your situation..sometimes tough love is the only answer for this type of problem

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by TrudieC, Feb 11, 2011
So sorry this happened to you Cherie.  After all you've been through having a friend hurt you like this is the last hting you need.  I am all moved now.  Let me know when we can get together.  I am learning to appreciate living on my own.  Would love to share with you.

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by rockinrobin32, Feb 11, 2011
Unfortunately, you can't help everybody:O(
I'm sorry this happened to you.  When ppl get on drugs...THEY WILL STEAL FROM ANYBODY...especially those who are "close" to them.  My husband's nephews went through this..and they would take from parents, grandparents, "friends" made no difference.  

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by remar, Feb 12, 2011
This is so terrible. I just can't understand stealing in the first place. And for her to do it to you when you were helping her is just awful. Thank goodness your going to get your family heirloom back. Something like that can't be replaced.

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by Cherie762, Feb 15, 2011
Yes most things can be forgotten or replaced this heirloom is just to precious, the police are investigating, the person who stole dont even know yet they are putting all ducks in a row and they are oing to nail her, Im not a vengeful person, but she needs help would not want her to do this to others or have her crime esclate to harm others so I am sticking to it and signing any papers needed to press maximum charges, she is looking at likley short jail time, and a BIG fine, plus cops said for sure probation/community service

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by Cherie762, Feb 15, 2011
the neighboor  drove the person who stole my gun to gun pawn shop got a call from police today , we both went in and filled out report....I mentioned about my sons girlfriends purse being stolen out of her car about dec....we filed a police report for that..mentioned she had a pink I pod stolen from the purse, she had forgoten to mention this when sh filled out police report..heres the good thing she has box with serial number from the ipod at home..and my neigboor had bought it from her for 15 bucks..gave it to a friend is getting it Holly has to go to police station and fill out report about this to prosecute...
as for the gun it is a felony charge, she will go to jail...they plan on arresting her today.

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by RockRose, Feb 15, 2011
I hope your friend,  who is so  loyal to you,  doesn't get charged with receiving stolen property for the IPOD.  He has helped you so much - but buying a working IPOD for $15 bucks is a crime.  Under the law a reasonable person would know that's stole property.

I'm glad you're getting your gun back,  Cherie,  and I hope she does go to jail not just probation.  

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by AnnieBrooke, Feb 15, 2011
I had a friend, a kid, steal money from my purse.  It is so disorienting when you think you know someone and they like you, and they do something like this.  I'm so sorry you are having to go through it all, and glad you will at least get the heirloom back.

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by Cherie762, Feb 21, 2011
yes it is isnt it Annie, someone you liked trusted and then what a let down, makes it hard to trust people again

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by crackerjack4u2, Feb 21, 2011
Cheri, I'm so sorry this happened to you.  You did exactly what you should have done by reporting it stolen.  Hopefully you will get the gun back, and she will be punished appropriately for stealing it.  Her actions probably does explain a lot about Why she was thrown out of her Dad's to start with.  Please don't let her actions prevent you from trusting or helping others in the future, even though it will be hard to do because although there are some who will take advantage of a friend's kindness, or bite the hand that feeds them, so to speak, but most will not.

I had a good friend do this to me with my motorcycle.  He stole it, tore it down, and sold it off in parts, so of course there was no getting it back  When I found out he was the one who stole it, I felt very angry, hurt, and betrayed.  He begged me not to prosecute him, and swore he would pay me every penny he owed me for it.  LOL Yeah right, I told him he would make restitution for the price of the bike and he did the crime and he will do the time because friends don't do friends this way. He ended up having to make restitution and serving 2 years over it.  He had a previous record too, so I don't know what this girl's past criminal history is, or how much time she will get for stealing the gun. I certainly don't blame you though for wanting to see her go to jail because she had a choice and made the wrong one by stealing from a friend.  Good Luck and God Bless Brenda        

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by Cherie762, Feb 23, 2011
I found out she had a mug shot at the police station, for what I do not know, but shes been in trouble before, Im going to prosecute her all the way. I feel I may save future victims. and it seems most thiefs get bolder each time they dont get caught, stealing a gun is a felony, also the value of it is a felony so the prosecuter is not taking it lightly.

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by crackerjack4u2, Feb 25, 2011
You Go Cherie, I'm glad to hear you are going to prosecute her she deserves to be that's for sure.  With the double felony she will do time for it you can count on it, but she can only blame one person for it, Herself.   Good Luck and God Bless Brenda

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by Cherie762, Feb 25, 2011
cracker jack,
your right I know she will do time, I feel no guilt about that I am assured I will get my gun back..not till trial but as long as its safe that is ok.

the person who drove her is my number one witness, he is whats sealing this case for me. Im planning on calling or visiting police on Monday to see what status is, they know where she lives ( in same town home complex as me) and works so they will get her and guess what they say theres been a rsha of breakins here, which Ive not heard of so guess whos house they r getting a search warrent for thats the thing once a thief anything elese missing they r gonna try to pin on her.

what I need to let go of is that I really thought she was my friend I really trusted and liked her.

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by crackerjack4u2, Feb 26, 2011
Hi Cherie, I can tell that you considered her a friend, and her doing this to you has really hurt you. I'm so sorry you are having to go through this, and that she treated your friendship the way she did. I'm really glad that there was a witness, this will defiantly help you win the case, and prove it was her.  Who knows, she could be responsible for the other break ins too.  If she would steal from someone who was suppose to be her friend, she would easily steal from a stranger.  I hope all goes well for you Hun .  It sounds like this girl has a lot of problems, and I hope this is a wake up call for her to change her ways.  Good Luck and God Bless Brenda      

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