My purse was stolen…

I normally don’t blog on Sunday’s but, I had to make an exception…I need to talk out what happened today. I went out to a regular spot of mine to do a photoshoot and came back to my car an hour later to find my purse was gone. I took me while to digest that. I came home and kept saying, “I can’t believe someone would steal my purse?” I had everything in it of course. (isn’t that the purpose of a purse?) Once I swallowed the hard truth I started making calls to my bank and credit card company…in the hour they had my card they had already charged over $1500.  I shut them down in a hurry and even though I know I probably won’t pay for the charges…it totally bugged me. It’s the injustice of it all.

My husband is a pastor and has been speaking on loving our neighbors and choosing to love those who curse you. Today really tested that. I didn’t want to bless them…I wanted to be angry! Do you know how much time I’m going to have to put it to rebuild my wallet? Anyways, this is why we have our lives to walk out our faith! I eventually came around and realized there are a lot worse things that could’ve happened and I’m thankful they didn’t.

Ok…here’s where the plot thickens…just when I had let it go I came from a family function to find a message from the Bloomington Police Department! They called at 4pm and had 2 suspects in their custody and wanted to confirm that I did not give them permission to use my NoemiPhotography business cards. But, I missed the call and the officer couldn’t find the cards on them when he caught up with them so he had to let them go. He did get their names and info though.  But, because they didn’t charge them then we might be able to charge them with more because of the amount they charged.

I don’t know whether to be happy or sad. I don’t really want them to be charged I just want my purse back. I had untouched gift cards in my wallet.

I called my sister who is a cop in Canada and told her the whole story. It felt good to be taken care of by the police department and I wanted to toot their horn! She told me everything I need to bring to the Edina Police Department and I’m going to put it together and drive it over tonight.

I don’t want to think about it anymore.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before…it’s hurtful and personal. Weird. Why do people do mean things? So funny that one of the places they chose to go on their shopping spree was Burger King…wouldn’t have been my first choice.

As always, thanks for reading.

KS Dallas - June 15, 2009 - 8:58 am

I have never had my purse stolen but when I was a young mom I left my apartment to go to work only for my car not to be in its parking space. It was horrible. They found my car a week later with the engine blown. My car seat was gone, I was able to recover my stroller and some other personal items from the trunk. It was really hard to see my pretty car all torn up and destroyed like that. It really stinks that people have no sense of decency anymore.

Maybe having these 2 criminals arrested is what is needed for them to turn their lives around. I know you just want your purse back but maybe this all happened for a reason. Divine intervention works in many ways…


Amber - June 15, 2009 - 10:04 am

Hi Noemi, What a scary story. I am so sorry that this has happened to you, but I do appreciate your perspective on it all. Yes, it’s just STUFF and much worse could have happened. I am also very glad that the police are taking this seriously; heaven knows they have plenty to worry about! Best of luck to you, and I hope that everything gets figured out and works in your favor!

Jessica - June 15, 2009 - 10:05 am

Sat morning Terry & I realized that our GPS had been stolen out of our car while it was parked in our own driveway!

We certainly felt like whoever it was violated our privacy.

Sorry this happened Noemi!

Jac - June 15, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Ohhhhhhhhh sweetie, I’m SO sorry! I am going to try to call you later this week to talk about it – once you’re ready to think about it again! I completely understand that feeling…I’ve had my car broken into twice (windows smashed in and everything) and it is the most violating feeling. Even when we are supposed to have forgiving and compassionate hearts towards those that offend us, its so hard. Loving those as we love ourselves and our family and friends isn’t the easiest faith step – but I know you do, and you are so right that worse things could happen. But know its okay to let us pray for you and feel this pain and violation for you. That is why you have your faithful readers 🙂 that want to bless YOU (like you do us!) in praying for you. Love you.

Cari - June 15, 2009 - 3:59 pm

so sorry dear friend.

Melissa Gruber - June 16, 2009 - 7:57 am

I can’t believe this happened…I am SO sorry! I just can’t believe people in this world today…when I hear this like this, I think who is your mother and where has she been your whole life.

I hope your week is getting better after this. I am thinking about you.
Have a good day!

Molly - June 16, 2009 - 1:12 pm

It’s a very bizarre feeling, I’m sure. Sorry this happened to you. What I find interesting about your story is that about 2-3 months ago, my son’s preschool teacher’s vehicle was broken into at 8:30 AM in a church parking lot on a busy street in Minnetonka. Smashed the window in and stole the purse. First (and only place) “they” put a charge on the card was BURGER KING. Don’t think they were ever caught.

Tony - June 17, 2009 - 5:05 pm

Though bad there is worse yet (it can always be worse). Your poor cousin Aaron sent ten small paintings and two large pieces to a show in Topeka. You guessed it… $10,000 to $15,000 worth of work didn’t arrive and no one has a clue what happened to any of it. “Beam me up, Scottie.”

Pamela - June 17, 2009 - 8:14 pm

I’m so sorry 🙁

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