TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY HOME BURGLARIES SPIKE IN THE URBAN CORE AND EL BRYAN SHARES DEETS OF RECENT ROBBERY AND RECONCILIATION!!!
There's a disturbing trend in the Kansas City urban core that's been tragically unreported.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT A RECENT SPIKE IN HOME BURGLARIES THROUGHOUT THE URBAN CORE!!!
More than a few of you have shared details of friends and relatives who have been victimized in this recent wave of Kansas City crime.
KANSAS CITY'S FAVORITE COMIC ARTIST EL BRYAN STALDER WAS RECENTLY INVOLVED IN A FACE TO FACE CONFRONTATION WITH A LOCAL CROOK WHO BROKE INTO HIS HOUSE!!!
Via social media and a recent talk with TKC, Bryan Stalder shared his harrowing experience and offered insight into "restorative justice" and improving security.
Here's the word from this talent local artist and Northeast Kansas City homeowner . . .
El Bryan's Break-In
I left my house around 10:50 to grab Subway. There was a kid on a skateboard on the street who saw me leave. I came back at 11:10 and he had broken into our house. I walked in and saw the back door had been kicked in and a skateboard was on the sofa. I yelled "Get the fuck outta my house," and called 9-1-1.
I made sure my son was okay inside the van, and I watched to see how the person(s) were going to exit my house. He was too scared to come downstairs but he couldn't find a window to jump out of. He finally came out the boys' window with a bag and I yelled, "I called the police and if they catch you with any of my stuff I'm gonna fucking stomp your skull in!"
He looked terrified and almost fell off the roof. He dropped everything; he'd mostly just grabbed piggy banks from the kids rooms, a Nintendo DS, a camera, and my (broken!) laptop. I don't think he got away with anything.
I followed him for about three blocks, but my son was in the van and the guy evaded me by going through people's back yards. The police haven't caught him yet, but I have a good description of him and can ID him for sure. They took lots of finger prints.
We've got a few door frames/window jambs to fix, but so far I haven't been able to identify any stolen property.
UPDATE . . .
Since the initial break-in, we talked to Bryan and he said that he was able to identify the burglar who lived just a few blocks away and proved to be a "scholar" of the nearby KCPS high school.
Bryan discovered that the young thief in training did, in fact, get away with some iPods and other tech . . . The kid returned the stolen goods and there there is talk of a sit down to straighten out the situation i.e. restorative justice rather than just straight up prosecution.
Sadly, more victims of Kansas City break-ins haven't been able to meet with their assailants face to face as this warm weather crime trend grows worse and more local houses are robbed.
Developing . . .