Some Jerk Robbed The SPCA's L.A. Headquarters
A man reportedly broke into the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) last week, and robbed the nonprofit of various equipment, police say.According to City News Service, the man was caught on surveillance footage, breaking into the organization's location on West Jefferson Blvd. on the evening of September 29.
"He broke in, despite, or maybe to spite, a sophisticated security system including video surveillance and razor wire," said spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein. "It is shameless and cowardly to steal from a charity—especially a local organization like spcaLA, dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals."
Bernstein said the suspect is believed to a young man who walks with a "distinct gait, possibly a limp."
CBS L.A. notes that the surveillance footage shows the man "casing" a parking garage at the facility at about 1:35 a.m., returning a few hours later with some tools and "fiercely strikes a door until the lock is forced" open.
This is just the latest in what are "a series of burglaries" targeting the organization over the past few months, in which vehicles and other structures have been damaged. Bernstein noted that spending time and money trying to repair the damage is "time spent away from the fulfillment of our mission," and urged people to make a donation, which can be done here.
Last month, spcaLA's Hawthorne location made news when they received a litter of six-toed "Hemingway kittens." Damn, they are cute.