I guess it's a sign of the times. Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Orlando, Florida, burglers are now targeting cars at funeral homes. Purses, cell phones, and just cash that people leave in their car are being stolen. Three cars were broken into parked at the Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home in Orlando. I suppose people think their possessions are safe at a funeral home. That may have been the case in years past. But, in this tough economy, with 15-20 million people unemployed or underemployed, people are going to do things such as this. I'm not saying it is the unemployed that is doing this. So, get that thought process out of your mind. Most likely, these are thieves who have "branched out" to what they view as easy marks. People have no consideration these days, sadly enough. If there is any good news, about the above situation, it is that there may be surveillance video of the break-ins of the vehicles. Police are not releasing any surveillance evidence at this time.
I know some people will say that these thieves may have done this to feed their family. But, to my way of thinking, that is no excuse. The people that have been harmed needed that cell phone, or cash or whatever. They would have been better served to take it into the funeral home with them. But, I'm sure they didn't think there are people in the world who will try to steal from people grieving. So, if you are at a funeral home next time, make sure you take your possessions with you. If you just don't think you can, at least put them in the trunk. Putting them in the trunk is no guarantee that will deter a thief. But, that will make it more difficult for them to break into the car. We live in a different world than ten years ago or even five years ago. It's best to protect yourself and your possessions.