Man Robbed During a Time of Grief

On 13abc:
WTVG -- He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue when his car gets broken into.

This weekend a man was robbed during a time of grief. He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue. While there, his car was broken into.

Not only did the man loose his brother, but as a handyman, he's now out of a job because someone stole all of his tools from inside his car. It's a crime that shocked Michael Buckholtz's friends.

All I have to say to that person that did that, shame on you that you could do that to somebody when they are spending precious time with their family," says Carol Ellwood. She says she's heartbroken that something like this would happen, especially at a center that helps patients with incurable illnesses. That's why she's spent the last 24 hours trying to help her friend get back on his feet again. "I've tried to appeal to some of the local hardware stores and I'm not getting anywhere with that, but I just think it would be great if we could somehow replace this man's tools so he can still do his job," says Carol.

See the video on 13abc:
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=6106677

Disclosure, Mr. Buckholtz is my sister's father-in-law. If you are interested in helping, let me know.

No votes yet

Chris,
The man wasn't robbed, he was burgled, but that's besides the point. Can you tell us how we can contribute directly to the grieving brother? I'd like to help the man out.

Patience is a great virtue.

more details as I find them out and post them here.

This isn't an isolated incidence. It's pretty common place these days to post a neighbor or someone at the home of the immediate family during a funeral service because scum balls read obituary's and use the funeral notices to tell them when a family will pretty much be guaranteed not to be home.

Busting into cars at a hospice is just dastardly. The people in hospices aren't getting better, and the family visiting them has enough on their minds. I hope the thief is caught, and I hope it goes poorly for him in prison.

just sick if you ask me.

definitely. I'm with Don - if we can pass the hat, please let me know. It's really sad that someone would do this.

FYI - for those of you who don't know (I didn't), if you have someone who's very ill - contact Hospice. They help in the home, help the caretakers in addition to those facilities. They are angels in my opinion.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.