Consider the most recent example: after locking their door but leaving the deadbolt open, someone broke in with a credit card. Keep in mind the home or apartment looks fairly new. Are external doors even manufactured anymore that allow that old trick? It would be impossible, even on the original external doors of my house built in 1940, but whatever. "The criminals stole two Xbox 360s, three laptops and a
Okay, really? You have THREE gaming systems (including two duplicates) AND three laptops** AND you could afford $600 worth of toys... but you couldn't bother with the home or renter's insurance which would cover these losses if you did get broken into when you "forgot to lock your deadbolt" ??
** oh, AND a desktop PC used to search Craigslist for their stolen belongings, seen in the video report after the break-in
I probably sound heartless and a bit of a Grinch myself here. I don't actually doubt their story that there was a break-in, though some of the details do bear either further investigation or better accuracy in news reporting. Regardless of anything stolen, if that happened to me I would be in tears too, because it must feel like such a violation of your personal haven from the big, bad world. But forgive me for doubting the astounding list of presents lost.
So what do you think? Am I a Grinch whose heart needs to grow a few sizes with some compassion, or do you suspect some of these claims as well?