Watch as Thief Steals Items From Fortuna Barn, Including Gift Made 50 Years Ago by Owner’s Grandfather
The individual robbing the barn of Fortuna resident and local nurse Patty Hurlbutt took items that will cost her a chunk of money to replace but also he stole her sense of safety and a gift made for her by her grandfather.
She wrote us that security cameras captured the thief taking multiple items. “My feeding carts. My medicine/emergency kit…for my sheep. A jigsaw. A shovel, he forgot the pitchfork. A compressor. Toolbox of sockets, allen wrenches, etc.” What he also took was a “gambrel* my grandfather made for me about 50 years ago.”
The video above shows the thief robbing the barn. Cobwebs obscure the cameras in some spots.
Hurlbutt’s animals use the barn so locking it isn’t an option. “My barn is a working barn. My sheep come in and out to eat and get out of the weather. I don’t know how I am going to keep thieves out,” she worried.
If anyone has any information about the crime, please contact the Fortuna Police Department at (707) 725-7550.
Gambrel is a device for hanging animal carcasses.