What is incomplete in a story that involves a 22 year-old female…a heroin addict…who’s pregnant? -The robbery of a 71 year-old army veteran, who survived a stroke 5 years ago: that’s what. Yes, lower yourself down a notch, western civilization; you have managed to slip lower than ever before. According to LDNews.com a certain model citizen by the name of Erin Vanmatre decided to rob 71 year-old Harry Kopenis for money to buy heroin. Luckily a pregnant junkie is no match for a septuagenarian and his wheelchair bound friend, who caught the would-be robber, and held her until police arrived. LDNews reported that the woman faces “14 years in prison and a $14,000 fine at sentencing, scheduled Oct. 14. Judge Thomas Burke says she must repay the $100, plus $55 for damage to the men’s clothes.” Honestly, isn’t this why we have the death penalty? I understand that addiction makes people do some pretty crazy things, but this is just about as low as you can go. How ethically depraved of a human being do you have to be to do something like this? This story begs several questions.
- Who got this woman pregnant? How high up on the list of “desirable females” is a thieving heroin addict?
- Since when has begging become unfashionable? Or better yet, a job? Why was this woman’s first inclination:”let me rob an old man?”
- Why if you are pregnant do you keep doing heroin?
I don’t know how this woman sleeps at night. If she winds up in jail she probably won’t sleep: God help her if the other inmates find out why she is there.