I saw her as she pulled up on her bike outside the church door, our service was nearly over.
She had a pretty skirt on, between 16 and 19, and she asked the usher if she could use the washroom. He directed her around the corner, and to the first door on the right. She seemed thankful.
Unfortunately, my office is the first door on the left. And sometime between when she entered the washroom, and left the church a few moments later, she took the opportunity to enter the door on the left.
She saw my keys, wallet and cell phone tucked beneath some books.
She went through my wallet, then grabbed the cell and left. That quickly.
I am grateful she didn't just take the wallet, but rather went through it. I don't think there was any or much cash in it. But she did grab the cell, a relatively new one with a few years of monthly payment left on it.
And so because theft occurred I have to talk with the police. They took my statement over the phone, but would like to talk with me, at the church. So here I am, waiting for the police to arrive.
At least it was only dollars that were lost, at least on this end. A few hundred should fix me.
But I don't know what the cost is to her.
What did she loose in the theft?