Tool theft / stolen - can't work

Well... this is a new one for me. I'm not one for welfare, or handouts... I just want to work! Kills me to ask for help... but I don't know what else to do. I've always had the ability to work, because I am a tradesman... until 6/28 morning. So... now I can't support my wife, kids, and pets because someone can't think past the couple hundred dollars they may get at a pawn shop - for my ability to work!

I am in the communications and electrical industry. TONS of specialty trade tools that I have acquired over the past 15 years - were stolen from me last night after I got home from the grocery store.

I had all my doors locked in my van... but they were able to jimmy one of my side windows open, according to the police. They may have gotten a finger print... they even did DNA swabs. I was surprised they did that! I hope they catch whoever did this... but that doesn't help me.

I honestly don't know where to go from here... because this couldn't have happened at a worse time. I'm at a complete loss.

Its the end of the month; I have to pay for the house, I have to pay all the bills, I have to pay for this new doctor for my psoriatic arthritis (because I can't afford to pay another $1500 for health insurance this month), I have to pay $2500 in taxes, I have to get groceries, and to top it off... I don't have a job until I have tools again!

Some tools I can replace, some of tools I won't even realize they're gone until a special circumstance arrises. This has got to be the worst thing that can happen to someone like me.

If anyone can help me out... I would greatly appreciate it. Anything extra will help me rebuy all the security tools that were stolen.

Thanks, Brad & Fam.. and the guard cat!


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Brad Hauser 
Destin, FL
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