Today, I took a different route to work and spotted a purse in a gutter. The contents were scattered around and it took a while to find an address. There were plenty of cards, but they only have a name and number on them.
The address was close by and I went there to awaken the residents at about 6:30 a.m. Going to the front door, I noticed that one of their vehicles had broken windows. They must have left the purse in plain sight and someone saw it.
This wasn't the mall; it was a middle-class neighborhood. We need to make certain that we don't leave things in our vehicles that attract otherwise innocents to commit crimes that mark them forever.
Please, let's not leave more temptations than there already are.
DEAN H. HICKS, Kennewick