Story last updated at 3:04 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2002

Neighbors thanked
Hello fellow Homer citizens. I have not lived here all my life or know all who live here. My husband is here working for his country, and we have always felt safe and that our things were safe here, too.

On a recent Saturday night (Sept. 21) at around 10 or 11 p.m., we were violated as several teens came into our back yard here in Coast Guard housing and attempted to steal our 4-year-old's electric 4-wheeler that he got as a birthday present and truly loves.

I must thank Mike and Jennifer from across the street of our back yard who heard and noticed the teens stealing our son's toy. They chased them down East Fairview and retrieved our property

. My question to the teens is "How would you have had me explain to our 4-year-old son that his prized possession was stolen? How would you have felt if this happened to you?" Parents, please know what your kids are up to at all times. I hope this was an isolated incident, but we as parents need to know what, where and who our kids are with or doing. Thank you for your time.

Angela Barton