Burglars Vandalize, Trash Wiregrass Home

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

A wiregrass home is burglarized and completely trashed, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

The homeowner has no idea who's responsible but says this isn't the first time it's happened in his neighborhood.

Jimmy Lee Baker returned home Thursday afternoon and couldn't believe his eyes.

“The house is just turned upside down. For somebody to do this to me and my family and break into my house and invade in my privacy, that's devastating,” said Baker.

Baker lives on Bennett Street in Midland City. He says the burglar or burglars got into his house by shattering the sliding glass door.

“After they got money and jewelry and check books, it looks like they could have left with that, but they decided to destroy the house, kicking in my walls, I mean man, it's unbelievable”

Baker says he left to go back to work at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. He returned at 3:30 to find his home completely trashed.

“It's more like an earthquake and a tornado hit at the same time,”

Bobby Stewart also lives on Bennett Street. He says his neighborhood has seen this type of crime before.

“A couple of months ago what happened was a couple of our churches got broken into and vandalized,” said Stewart.

He says some of his neighbors are now living in fear.

“They're afraid because they don't know who's going to be next,”

“I have no respect for someone who steals and takes from someone,” said Baker.

As for Baker, he's left trying to pick up the pieces.

“I’m in shock right now, I know it's happened, but it's unbelievable,”

If you have any information on this crime, contact the Midland City Police Department at 983-3591.


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