Recently, it seems that people have been out doing mischief around Leoti. I was angered as soon as I heard that "grafitti" was left on a local car as it was parked in front of it's owners' home. The owners are having to drive the vehicle as it is because they have no money to "fix the damage".
Then, today, a lady told me that until last night between 8:00 and 9:00, she and her husband owned FOUR solar lights that they had just placed a few feet from their home. By 9:00, two had been stolen. Folks, solar lights are not cheap!!!
This morning in a different section of town, a man scrambled to the street in front of his home to gather up his solar lights that had been ripped from his property and discarded in the street.
Just before I heard of these two thefts, I learned that someone is "having fun" with mailboxes throughout the county. It seems that these IDIOTS are not aware of the fact that destruction of postal mailboxes is a FELONY which is punishable by heavy fines, imprisonment or BOTH. Approximately a month ago, someone ran their car into our mailbox post. We had to revamp the post and do some minor repairs to the box, itself. Whoever was doing the driving left something for us--their vehicle's paint on the post! That makes me think that their vehicle did not get off any better than we did. YAY!!!
I've also heard lately that someone is going around town releasing dogs and horses from their pens at night.
One of the people who talked to me about this nonsense told me that this is really sad. Not so long ago, people in Leoti were able to go to sleep at night knowing that their doors were wide open. Unfortunately, we can hardly take a few steps from our homes without securing our doorlocks. I am hoping that the responsible people are caught soon!!!
If you know who these "pranksters" are, please call the Wichita County Sheriff's Office at 620-375-2723. If you have been pranked, contact the S.O. as soon as possible. The police cannot do something if they are not aware of the criminal act. As always, the Wichita County Sheriff's Office is open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.