My friend Chris awoke Monday morning to the discovery that her blue Passat had been stolen out of her garage. The garage door caught on a garbage can and was accidentally left open all night. She lives in a very nice Mead-area neighborhood, has a barking dog and a hubby who was likely inside watching TV when it happened.
A sheriff's deputy told her the car was used the next day in a burglary in the Sundance area. But no other sightings, so far, of the vehicle.
She is going through stages of grief. Shock first and today, anger. But she has appreciated all the support from Facebook friends. More than 40 comments of consolation. People who are victims of crime experience a grief process and can feel all emotions associated with grief over a death. Shock, anger, sadness.
It's an important reminder to acknowledge these kinds of losses, too.
And PS: If you see a deep blue Passat, license plate, 420YVJ, Whitworth sticker in the window, call Crime Check.
(Tony Wadden photo of a Passat for sale in a Spokane lot. Not the stolen car)