Thirsty Thieves Stump Neighbors

PARAGOULD (KAIT) - 10 year old Lauren Waldon says as she piled into the family car to go to school Friday morning, she knew something wasn't right.

"The glove box was open and the console was open. Papers and everything was scattered everywhere," said Waldon.

Six cars were broken into Thursday night on 5th Avenue.

The thieves didn't get away with much but they did leave some evidence behind that's confused neighbors.

One victim says the only thing missing from her car was a soda bottle she'd already drunk from, but apparently that wasn't enough to stop these guys from taking a swig or two.

"As we were all about to go in he said, 'Jennie is this your Dr. Pepper?' So, apparently the thieves took a break and sat on his front porch drinking my dr. Pepper," said Jennie Waldon.

Neighbor Hal Yarbrough says this is the third time in the last six months his home has been targeted.

He says one night he saw some suspicious people in the field across from his home.

He never caught them but he does says it's only a matter of time before they are caught.

"We've asked the police department for help and I know they can't be everywhere all the time. There's a way to catch these people and we're going to catch them," said Yarbrough.

The Paragould Police Department says it can't comment on the investigation at this time.

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