HOUSTON - Crooks steal from a home in southwest Houston and left behind something bizarre: two notes telling them what they stole and why.
One note read: "I stole your stuff because my brother told me not to." The other listed things that were taken.
Joseph Alvarado showed us how the crooks got in Monday afternoon, jumping his fence, then kicking in his back door which he now has to get replaced.
When they came into his home on Bexley Drive, he says they grabbed a Playstation and its controllers off the mantle, then went upstairs, took his daughter's laptop and rifled through more stuff.
Joseph's daughter got home first and noticed the front door was open. They later found the notes which he says were scrawled in child's handwriting with numerous misspellings.
"It's just heart-wrenching to read that stuff," Alvarado said. "It is super hard just to know that this is somebody that made the wrong choice. Somebody decided to kick open somebody's door, break some items and take some stuff and thought that was a good choice."
Alvarado says he's racking his brain to think who might have done this. He says the notes are especially painful for him to read because he's a special education teacher who deals with middle-school aged kids.
"I deal with kids all the time who make bad choices and this happened to be…I'm at the result of it," he added.
Alvarado has filed a police report and he tells KHOU 11 News he's beefing up his security system. He says the whole incident is an enormous invasion of his privacy.
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