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Smash and Grab Hope

by Matt Zaffino

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Posted on November 12, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:39 PM

Smash and Grab?

Friday night I met some friends downtown after work Upon returning to my car, someone had smashed a window in my 1996 4Runner (237,000 miles and going strong thank you) and grabbed my briefcase.

I worried about a check made out to me, my checkbook, lamented the loss of some concert tickets and my little digital camera, and most off all the golf ball I had my hole-in-one with. But at least they didn't get my wallet or cell phone.

Well it turns out some thieves have consciences too.

My briefcase magically appeared on KGWs doorstep Monday evening, apparently dropped off by the smashers and grabbers, minus the camera a few other items that could be sold for quick cash.

But they returned everything else, a lot of stuff that would be hard to replace or duplicate. Including the check and my checkbook. And my golf ball. As this election season comes to a close, even thieves give opportunity for hope.

Matt Zaffino
Chief Meteorologist