Dec 16, 2013 10:54 PM by Steven Albritton

Real-Life Grinch Steals Christmas From Crowley Family

With nine days until Christmas, most of us are busy crossing items off of our Christmas lists, but a Crowley mother is having to start at square one. Jepperdy Charles is trying to figure out what she'll do for presents, thanks to a real-life Grinch. All Charles wanted was to see the joy on her kids faces on Christmas Day, but after someone broke into her home over the weekend that may not happen.

"It takes a cold hearted person to do that," Charles said.

Charles had just finished shopping and wrapping gifts last Thursday. When she came home from work on Saturday, she was shocked when she came in the house. All of her drawers were open and her bed was thrown over. Not only that, but when she looked at the Christmas tree, all of the gifts for her 11-year-old son, Jeremiah, and her 7-year-old son, Rasheed, were gone. Only the gifts for her 4-month-old infant daughter, Chrissy, remained.

"I didn't think someone was going to come in our house and steal our stuff," Jeremiah said.

Charles says even though the gifts are gone, the entire experience has left a lasting impression on her children.

"They kept saying, "Mommy, they caught them yet? Momma, they caught them yet?" And I can't wait until they catch them so I can give them assurance that everything is OK and they're off the streets," Charles said.

Charles still can't believe this happened to them. She wants those who did this brought to justice, not just for her but for her kids. For now, she is looking ahead to try and give her kids a Merry Christmas.

"How can I make my children have a Merry Christmas. That's my number one objective, just to make they they have a smile on they're face for Christmas. I don't know what we're going to do. I don't know," Charles said.

Crowley Police say they are investigating. If you have any information on this burglary, contact police.



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