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Over $3,000 worth of property reported stolen

July 29, 2011

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A 23-year-old male Kansas University student reported to police that $3,170 worth of property including a 52-inch television and two laptop computers were stolen between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from his apartment in the 1500 block of Lynch Court near Seventh and Florida streets.

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LogicMan 3 years, 6 months ago

Things have sure changed. At that age I could fit everything I owned in a couple of bags, and the bags probably were worth more than the stuff.

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 6 months ago

Yes if thhe bags were the ole paper type, sounds like you and I lived in same time frame, fun times though----

kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

Why does a student need a 52 inch television and two laptops? Maybe this is a lesson for him about excessive consumption.

Jean Robart 3 years, 6 months ago

wilbur--don't make stupid assumptions. i know the COUPLE who live in the apartment and they are both students, and worked very hard for what they have-or had. It was NOT rent a center stuff. please dont make assumptions like that.

KevinAtKansas 3 years, 6 months ago

I do have to say this event added a little perspective, and that I learned a couple things from it. I did not realize just how much we had, until I was listing off the values to the police officers. The price of not having renters insurance far outweighs the price of carrying renters insurance. The risk involved in agreeing to be a show unit is far more than the gain from having to pay $20 less a month in rent. After being... relieved of these items, and their "value" ... the disagreement I was having with my wife about $30 the night before seems piddly.

No, I do not "need" a 52 inch television, and quite frankly I would have never purchased one that large (or even remotely close to it) because I could not convince myself to pony up the cash (it was given away to us by the apartment complex in a raffle). My wife and I have no intention of replacing the stolen electronics as they were. We will be "inheriting" a 5 year old desktop computer, and received a gift of a 5 dollar old style tv (and that sucker is heavy).

While I will miss the digital channels I had access to with the HDTV the worst part of the break in was the damage it has done emotionally to my wife. I am just thankful that she did not walk in on it.

As to "excessive consumption" we were gifted these items from various sources (apartment complex ,parents, grandparents, and gift card purchases). The only thing among the stolen items we purchased with our money was an external hard drive and all it had on it was pictures of our wedding and honeymoon.

I may not be "old fashioned" or for that matter the most mature person in the world, but as seen above, I have more maturity than some.

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