Highland Park UMC Burglarized

If you see someone skipping down Mockingbird Lane carrying $20,000 worth of tech equipment, give the folks at Highland Park United Methodist Church a call. It’s their stuff.

Over the past two months, thieves have stolen a variety of computer and techie items from the church, including:

  • one $10,000 lighting controller
  • one $5,000 Apple desktop computer
  • two $225 Blu-Ray players
  • two $300 computer monitors

Oh and they nabbed a computer keyboard and a surge protector as well.

For all the things the thief took, he forgot one item: the church security cameras! On Sept. 28, security cameras caught a white male, 5’8″ to 5’11”, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with short brown hair, walking into a church balcony and walking out with a $5,000 Mac Pro G5.

Throw a beard on that guy, and it sounds like I robbed the place. But I have a computer, and I’m not entirely sure what good a $10,000 lighting controller would be in a one-bedroom apartment.

Anyway, a witness saw a similar-looking man in a silver 2007 Mazda II (I drive a Volkswagen, btw.), so if you see me driving around SMU in a silver Mazda, give the cops a shout.

4 thoughts on “Highland Park UMC Burglarized

  • October 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Robberies involve violence or the threat of violence while stealing. The story above is not a series of robberies. These are burglaries. Big difference.

  • October 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    @ Dirty S.-

    Thanks. I was working on a few different things this morning, and my internal dictionary must’ve clicked off.

  • October 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    HP police caught the guy. Story on Fox 4.

  • October 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    So where’s our stuff? Oh, and does this mean the guy is going to hell or do we have to forgive him and drop the charges?


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