Halloween 2010 — absolutely shocking!
Each year, we see fewer and fewer trick or treaters.
This year proved to be very different! Just when it seemed that the tradition of kids donning costumes and going door to door in their neighborhoods to trick or treat was a thing of the past, we saw huge numbers this year.
Oh what fun until a group of kids — all in their early- to mid-teens — showed up. For years, kids show up in our neighborhood that we don’t recognize. It’s always been fine with us until now.
Once the group had received their treats and the door was shut, my husband returned to the kitchen. A minute later we heard a faint sound coming from the front of the house. My husband went down the hall only to find a kid in our house stealing the candy, bowl and all. He chased the kid on foot but he had too big of a head start to catch him.
A block away, my husband caught up with the group of kids who claimed not to know anything about the theft while they bombarded him with profanity.
Soon, one of our neighbors showed up only to tell a few of the kids, “Honey, I know you guys didn’t do anything, go on now.”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing until she repeated it. I confronted her telling her she had no idea what was going on.
In response she said, “Oh it’s only candy.”
What? Only candy? What kind of a person has so little regard for their neighbor’s property? She will likely think differently when this kid returns to her house next week, month or year from now and steals her car, or worse, breaks into her house and holds her and her kids hostage in exchange for money.
When this happens, she should not expect any assistance from me, after all it’s only property and money.
To the kid who illegally entered my home and stole from us, you and your friends are no longer welcome at my house next Halloween (or ever)! My neighbor up the street will welcome you with open arms though!
Thank you, voters
A heart-felt “Thank You” to all the Hennepin County voters who supported me this General Election.
Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with you in your front yards, backyards and homes. You welcomed me and allowed me to share some of the accomplishments of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, as well as, plans for the future.
It is my great honor and privilege to serve you as County Attorney. We will continue to bring swift and just prosecution for violent crimes, and targeted crime prevention. Programs like be@school that reduces truancy, the Domestic Abuse Service Center and Community Prosecution will continue to be expanded.
I also want to thank all the volunteers who gave their time and effort this summer.
Again, thanks for allowing me to serve again.
Hennepin County Attorney