More than $1,000 stolen in PFT

Jessica Sasseen

More than $1,000 in property and cash was stolen Friday from two rooms in Pearce-Ford Tower.

Campus police aren’t sure whether the events are related – there was no sign of forced entry in either – and they are still looking for suspects.

According to a campus police report, Henderson freshman Shanna McDonald had $65 taken from her room before noon Friday.

Between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m, $550 in cash was stolen from the room of Frankfort freshmen Chris Benge and Josh Barlow, along with a Playstation, Nintendo Gamecube and three games worth about $480.

Some of the stolen property belonged to another PFT resident, according to the police report.

“As far as I know, there are not any suspects,” Capt. Eugene Hoofer said.

Barlow said he believes he knows who broke into his room. He said he thinks someone took his key, then returned it to his key chain.

“I have a pretty good understanding of who did it, I just can’t prove it,” Barlow said. “I just lost a friend really, or who I thought was a friend.”

Benge could not be reached for comment.

McDonald said initially she was upset about the break-in, but she doesn’t want to make it a big deal.

“I guess you could expect your car being broken into, but you expect your room to be locked up and safe, not having to have a lock box to keep your stuff in,” she said. “I’m just glad that it wasn’t something more sentimental to me. It was just money.”