Thieves target wheelchair-bound couple
A pair of thieves targeted a wheelchair-bound couple, and the crime was caught on camera.
One of the victims thinks the suspects have bigger problems than she does.
"I was mostly angry because they scared me and made me feel unsafe," said Carolyn Parks-Williams.
Carolyn isn't worried about her stolen Samsung Nook tablet. She's worried about you.
"I just think that if they'll target me, they'll target anyone," she said.
She and her husband are living with cerebral palsy. They often visit Northgate Mall where she works on Christian book reviews and huddles with him to talk.
"He's kind and thoughtful and funny," Carolyn said of her husband.
The couple was enjoying a friday afternoon together when two guys started watching them. Carolyn took notice.
"I didn't want to engage them because they were kind of scary looking," she said.
She was right. In the surveillance video, you can see the suspect in the red t-shirt lingering across from them. He's quickly joined by another guy in a black coat with a hoodie, long gray pants and a ball cap. They talk for a few minutes and then the guy in black walks off screen. Seconds later, red-tshirt strikes, ripping her tablet right out of her hands.
"... I'm not gonna lie down and take it," Carolyn said. "I'm gonna fight back the best I can. If they stole from me, they've got bigger problems than I do
Carolyn's forgiven the two young men.
She had all of her work backed up and her husband bought her a new tablet.
She's telling her story, though, because she's worried they won't stop and their next victim will be you.