The San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office suffered a burglary on July 31st. Thieves took several desktop computers and a laptop. It appears that the perpetrators did not realize at the time that the office was a nonprofit that helps sexual assault victims, but they figured it out, possibly from the computer contents, or possibly from street talk. That became apparent the very next night, when police were called about suspicious activity at the building again. Executive director Candy Stallings was roused about 4:30 AM.
This time when Stallings arrived, she was astonished by what she found.
"All my stuff was in front of the door," Stallings said. "There was a shopping cart, and there were the PCs that were taken, there was the laptop - everything was there."
An investigator who was about to dust the laptop for fingerprints opened it and found a note tucked inside.
"We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back we hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless," said the note with misspellings.
"We were all pretty shocked," Stallings said. "You've got to be kidding me. I was in disbelief, I got chills, I got very emotional."