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CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Several cars were broken into in Carrollton’s McInnish Park Friday night while their owners attended a soccer match on a nearby pitch. For one woman, the thieves stole a part of her life she cannot replace.
“I had both my purse and my bag stolen out of my car and what was in the bag that was most important to me was my dad’s wallet and his money clip that he had when he passed,” said Kacy Hendricks.
Hendricks panicked when she saw the broken car glass in the soccer field parking lot. In the stolen bag she carried her dead father’s wallet which contained his California driver’s license and a family picture.
“There’s a picture of me and my mom and my dad and my sister when we were kids. I was five years old that was all taken,” she said. “I kept it with me just in remembrance of him. But it’s gone now. And those people who took it don’t understand what they took.”
What the thieves don’t understand is why Gerald Hendricks’ wallet and money clip he carried the day he suddenly died of heart failure are so important to his daughter.
“The reason I carried it, I hadn’t seen my dad in 2 1/2 years,” Hendricks explained as she fought back tears. “And we had a trip planned in July to go back and see him and go to a couple of baseball games. But, he passed away before we could do that. I carry that stuff with me to always remember him and to have a part of him with me at all times.”
Hendricks says no questions will be asked. There will even be a reward. Just please reunite her with her father’s belonging.
“I just want those things I can’t replace back,” she said. “I want his driver’s license. I want his money clip. Take the money. Those things can be replaced, but you can’t replace my father’s things.”
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