Imagine having someone stolen from your porch you’ve ordered? It doesn’t sound like fun.
Now imagine that it is worth $3,000. It sounds awful.
Now imagine that it was an expensive medication that your child needs for their health was stolen. That sounds like an absolute nightmare.
This nightmare is the life of the Nicholson family.
$3,000 Worth of Medication Was Stolen From A Family In Texas
The Nicholsons, a family from Texas is asking for public help after someone stole $3,000 worth of packages from their front porch.
$3,000?! That’s a lot of money. There is more to the story though.
One of the packages was absolutely essential for the health of their 8-year-old son. He is relying on this medication that gets delivered to their front porch every single month without fail. They never experienced a problem until now, so imagine how they felt when they found their mailbox empty on the day of the usual delivery.
Everything Was Caught On Tape And It’s Shocking
Luckily, they had a security camera and everything was caught on tape.
The thieves were not even secretive or careful but rather nonchalant about it. Jeremy Nicholson, the father shared the unusual story with the reporters at KBCD. They parked right in their driveway, got out of the car, picked up the packaged without too much care. They got everything out of the mailbox, picked up the packages, and left like nothing happened.
The two thieves stole multiple packages right off the Nicholsons’ porch last week. One package was just some fabric. Another one was a replacement of an iPhone, which is already an expensive item. However, none of the stolen packages was as important as the one that had the important medicine for Henry, their 8-year-old boy.
The Medication Stolen Was Necessary For The Young Child’s Arthritis
The family was in shock. Charla Nicholson, Henry’s mom explained that their son has rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune condition affecting the joints. It is characterized by joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and fatigue. It cannot be cured, and medication is important to slow its progress, reduce symptoms, and achieve remission.
He gets his medication injections delivered once a month to help keep the swelling of his joints and pain down. This medication allows him to move freely without pain and enjoy life just like his friends. Without this medication, Henry will experience pain and swelling that will interfere with his life greatly.
The medication is not cheap. It costs about $3,000 a month. When the family realized it was missing, they were in shock. All they could do is to cry at first.
These injections are not a medication that is useful for anyone, however, they are essential for Henry’s health and well-being.
Though they worried that the medication needed to kept cold, at first, the family was hopeful that the thieves would just bring the package back. Unfortunately, the package never turned up. If it somehow finds the way back to them, they will be able to return it to the company for credit.
Henry’s health is first, so they got next month’s medication this month. However, they have no idea what are they going to do the month after. Their best option is to find the package and send it back for a refund.
A police report has been filed. It looks like the police have identified the woman in the video, but we don’t know the next steps yet. Anyone with information can call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.
Stolen Packages Are Common. What Can You Do?
Packages get stolen all the time. How can you protect your items?
- Require signatures on all deliveries with a valid ID (upon obtaining tracking info)
- Track the delivery and be home when the package is delivered
- Have packages delivered to a secured business or held at the carriers holding facility
- If you live in an apartment complex, never sign for someone else’s package
Have you ever had anything stolen from your porch? What could this family do to protect their son’s medication delivery in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.