Friday, December 4, 2009

Stealing From the Dead

A family in this area was coming home from spending Thanksgiving holiday in Hawaii. After flying back to San Francisco, they got in their minivan and headed for home. A teenager speeding in a Mini Cooper failed to stop at a red light and blasted into this family’s minivan. The entire family of four were killed.

The next day this family’s home was burglarized. When the police caught the thieves, the burglars learned whose home it was they had ransacked. The thieves were not aware they had broken in and stolen from the family who recently had died in this fatal accident.

The burglars apologized for robbing THAT house and went on to say how they have morals and are not cold-hearted people. They didn’t know they were robbing THIS family’s home, almost as if they were saying "If we had known, we would have chosen the next house or someone else's empty house".

I don’t get it.

I don’t understand how these burglars can even think they are moral people because in hindsight they would have not robbed THIS home if "only they had known". Stealing is wrong no matter what. Stealing is stealing.

I am pretty appalled.

You can read more about the accident and driver of this accident, or about the robbery, or see photos of these very kind-hearted and apologetic thieves.


Amander said...

Wow. What a sad story. I am going to read those articles. It's fascinating how moral boundaries are very permeable for those with criminal mindset.

My clients have the same attitude. And it's fascinating because they typically believe they have a good sense of right and wrong, and are all about "justice" being done. Of course when they get in trouble, then nothing is fair. Even when confronted with the disparities of their reasoning, they don't grasp it.

AnotherQ said...

It is such weird logic. I wish I could be fascinated by this type of logic, but it absolutely appalls me rather than fascinates me.

It is almost as if they are missing a few neurons or they are misfiring or something. It is as if the ability to think logically is not working.

My hats off to you if you have to be around people like this all the time. You deserve a MEDAL!! :-)

lazybuddhist said...

It is such an appalling story. And did you catch the picutre of these thieves? Meth really methes you up, that's for damn sure. And I don't buy for a minute that they "didn't know." Friends and neighbors had left flowers and such on the porch, clearly a shrine to someone departed. Even if they didn't know it was the family who died in that tragic car accident, they had to know this was a household that had suffered some kind of loss.

AnotherQ said...

So Meth really methes you up? lol

Maybe they USED to not be cold-hearted before being methed up. But now, they are very pathetic.