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Two Men Were Arrested For Stealing From Flooded Houston Home

A shocking footage sufficed of flood damaged victims, who caught thieves in their flooded house. The owners were more shocked when they realized who the muggers were. And now they are going to pay for their crime.

A local news KTRK, Houston resident Jordan Blair, who was affected by the flood, was stunned when his surveillance camera filmed intruders breaking in his two-story home and searching for valuable stuff. But the worst thing is that Blair and his roommate recognized the men who were stealing from them.

Blair and Laura Quinn hired two men from a cleaning and restoration company Servpro. The men are caught on the video using their phones as a flashlight to search the home for valuables. The men were identified by Huston police as Brandon Bonesteel, a23-year-old and Richard Edwards, a 22-year-old from Michigan.

The two men were supposed to clean up the flood damage on the first floor but instead, they were trying to steal from these victims.

“Like what a double blow to someone’s life right now,” Blair said. “You just can’t trust everybody.”

On Tuesday Blair and Quinn checked the cameras in their bedrooms to see what their pets were doing, and realized that the men who were supposed to work for them are in fact trying to steal from them.

“They clearly went up there with the intent to steal,” said Blair. “There was no flood damage on the second floor.”

The police arrested Bonesteel and Edwards that day, and they are now charged with a second-degree felony, Burglary Habitation.

The penalty for this charge is 2-20 years, but in a time of emergency it goes up, so they are now facing 5 years to life in prison. Kim Brooks, a corporate communications specialist, issued a statement saying:

“We are very troubled by the allegation involving the employees of a SERVPRO Franchise operator. We in no way condone these actions, which run contrary to SERVPRO’s values and culture. It is our understanding the franchise operator has terminated the employment of these individuals. We will continue to investigate and follow the situation and take any other action deemed necessary or appropriate to help ensure this will not occur again in the future. The SERVPRO franchise system looks forward to continuing to assist the residents of the State of Texas in their time of need.”

Bonesteel and Edwards victimized a people who already suffered too much, and now are going to pay a high price for their actions.

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8 Comments

  1. Minnie

    September 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    THEY SHOULD HAVE SHOT ON SIGHT IT BAD ENOUGH YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME IN DISASTER AND HAVE SORRY ASSES COME LOOT IT. GET RID OF THEM.

  2. Alonzo Perize

    September 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    They were lucky to be arrested and not shot on site.

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  4. paulette

    September 7, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    THROW THEN UNDER THE JAIL,BETTER YET BRING THEM TO FLORIDA AND THROW THEN OUT INT HE MIDDLE OF THE HURRICANE THATS COMING

  5. betty russell

    September 7, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    i love Texas law–>You loot we shoot”–So wish all states would have that protection for their citizens–You had a few Christian churches(69 or so)from over 1266 tax exempt churches–A bit disheartening when they pay no taxes–Olsteen for one that has a 10 million dollar home–Something is very wrong with this picture yet he tell the audience to not complain–God forgive him for his selfish action–Micheal Dell was so generous as many Texans were–Did you hear Cuban forking over some of is billions–can’t say we did!

  6. tim krause

    September 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I say, let them free and tell the friends of the family where THESE TWO are residing. That will save a TRIAL and BAIL!!

  7. Sandra

    September 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Do people not realize there are cameras everywhere these days? I check on my pets all the time, especially when I have someone coming in to care for them.

  8. Good Old GrannyV

    September 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Why I am ALWAYS home when anyone is working in my house.

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