OKLAHOMA CITY — Melodi White was hospitalized for three weeks after complications with gallbladder surgery.
She longed to go home and see her four children who were staying with relatives.
Thursday night when she walked in her door she discovered her home was turned upside down.
Thieves broke in and stole half of what she owns.
They took all the normal things you would expect like three flat screen TVs, jewelry and an expensive keyboard.
They ripped off almost all the kids’ toys and just about every item of clothing.
The shoe racks are empty in the girl’s room and in the boy’s rooms autographed OU memorabilia hung on the walls; it’s all gone.
“My 4-year-old little girl keeps asking why someone would want to take her dresses,” White said. “I don’t know what to tell her. Today I feel like I’m a terrible mother because all my kids’ stuff was stolen and I know it’s not my fault but its a horrible feeling. I feel violated.”
The bandits also nabbed things you wouldn’t imagine anyone stealing like cleaning supplies, measuring cups and makeup.
Her perfume bottles are gone and so are her combs and brushes.
It doesn’t end there.
“All of the toothbrushes and toothpaste are gone, they just wiped out everything in the house,” White said.
The most sacred thing they stole are pictures of her children; she has one of each left.
The bandits left behind a cigarette butt.
That evidence has been turned over to police.
White doesn’t have renter’s insurance and had at least $25,000 worth of items stolen.
An account has been set up for the family at Chase Bank under The Melodi Jennifer Faith White Living Trust.
They have also set up a PayPal account for donations: Donate2JensKids@gmail.com