Thief Swipes Cherished Yard Sale Goods

Thief Swipes Cherished Yard Sale Goods

Posted: Updated:
GLENSIDE, Pa. -

A Glenside Family is trying to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research to help their 15-year-old son. They planned to hold a yard sale fundraiser this weekend, but they woke up to find some of the donations gone.

FOX 29'S Kelly Hessedal spoke to the family.

The mother, Caitlyn Clark, had tears rolling down her face as she desperately tried to make sense of the situation. Like any mom with a sick child, she wants to find a cure for her son Peter. He has Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness that targets his lungs. Even regular days can be a struggle for Peter.

"It's hours and hours of him doing preventative medicine so he doesn't get lung infections," mom said.

The Clarke's are very busy parents, because in addition to Peter, they have a four more kids.

"Jennifer is 7 months old; Elizabeth is four years old; Josephine is 9 years old; Robert is 10 years old; Peter is 15 years old," she tells Hessedal.

Still, mom Caitlyn somehow finds time to organize two yard sale fundraisers each year to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

However, her efforts may have gone in vain when Wednesday morning she and her husband discovered that a thief had stolen some of the donated items for the sale, right out of their front yard.

"I just wish I could've caught them; wish I could've saw something," father Robert Clark said.

"People might say it's just a yard sale, but it's not to me. It's not just stuff; people are giving my son a chance to live longer by giving me stuff. It's not fair that someone would just come and take it away," Caitlyn said.

The fundraiser will go on anyway. However, every little bit counts, so to the thief responsible, the Clarke's say that they are forgiving and will thank the person if he or she returns the items.

"Bring them back. We're forgiving. If I see someone pull up and unload them I'll say thank you," said Caitlyn.

Caitlyn has filed a report with the Abington Township police. Officers have also gone door to door to talk to neighbors to see if they saw anything or if there was surveillance video out there. So far, there are no leads.

If you would like to donate to the Clarks' yard sale or would like to attend, you can email Caitlyn here.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:25:33 GMT
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
  • Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:24 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:14:19 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices