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56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's 2013/01/26 15:23:31

HOUSTON – A 93-year-old war hero whose home was burglarized and trashed earlier this week got another surprise Wednesday.


"The father of the two children who broke into my house was here and he apologized," said Wood.


Jose Gonzalez stopped by as Marines, contractors and other volunteers began work on repairing Wood's damaged home.


Gonzalez said he doesn’t know what possessed his children, ages 13 and 16, to vandalize the home.


"It’s like I was telling them: Would they want somebody to do that to their grandparents?" said Gonzalez. "Whether they knew it was an older gentleman’s house or not, they had no business on the premises."


The boys are accused of stealing several items from Wood’s home and spray-painting graffiti all over it.


Police say they caught the boys red-handed, literally, with spray paint on their hands a short time after the break-in. They were carrying jewelry, cell phones and old coins stolen from Wood’s home.


"It broke my heart when I went into that man’s house and saw what they did," said Gonzalez. "It wasn’t right what they did."


Gonzalez says he wants his sons to be a lot better.


"Well, it helps me understand he’s doing something instead of just forgetting it," said Wood. "And it makes me feel like he’s a little better father than anyone would have guessed."


"He came in and apologized to my dad, and I think it took a lot of guts," said Mark Woods, the victim’s son. "I also think it was the right thing to do."


We can’t release the suspects’ names because they are juveniles.


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  • Selketskiss 2013/02/24 07:31:23
    Selketskiss
    +1
    Wow it looks like this vets house had a total make over and I think what everyone did is amazing. Being 93 I can imagine it has been hard for him to keep up the maintenence on his home. I hope he feels safer with all that new security including the fence, this vet at 93 deserves to feel safe in his own home.
    The 2 boys dad seems to be a stand up kind of guy and a good father and I feel bad for him. It is not always the parents fault or how the parents raised them...
  • 56lady☆... Selkets... 2013/02/24 14:04:53
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +1
    Thank you so much for stopping by ... Last week they moved the homeowner back into his home !! They had so much help they had to turn away many ...
    Hopefully they boys realize the wrong they did and have learned a lesson from it ...
  • MQ-American Values Again (AVA) 2013/01/31 03:21:25
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +4
    Kudos to dad for being a man and apologizing face to face to the victim of the burglary .... I sure hope he had his sons with him and that they apologized too .... and then I hope he put their little azzes to work helping the contractors repair the mans home .... I think they should be required to clean his yard and mow his grass for the next 2 years .... getting to know this war hero might just do them a lot of good .....

    Kudos to the Houston community too ...
  • 56lady☆... MQ-Amer... 2013/01/31 04:39:10
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +3
    Hi MQ ..
    hoping the "DAD" will give these boys a lesson in tough love will set them straight !!
    The boys cried and apologized before they were hauled off to jail .....

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting
    always a pleasure to see you my dear friend
  • MQ-Amer... 56lady☆... 2013/02/01 04:32:36
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +2
    cupcake friend

    So this one's for you... hugs
  • 56lady☆... MQ-Amer... 2013/02/01 13:55:09
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +1
    awwwww Thank You my Friend ♥

    flowers for my beautiful friend gif

    Hugs ♥
  • ReconMa... MQ-Amer... 2013/02/01 17:24:12
  • Prophet 2013/01/28 21:50:20 (edited)
    Prophet
    +2
    I would hope that the father of these delinquents puts his money where his mouth is. An apology is a good start and restitution essential if the apology is to hold any water. This being the case these kids will have to repay their father eventually or be caring for their neighbors lawn for as long as it takes to repay the damage done.
  • 56lady☆... Prophet 2013/01/28 23:29:56
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
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    thank you for stopping by and commenting
  • squire 2013/01/28 21:22:57
    squire
    +1
    HIS KIDS ARE DERANGED AND PLAY TO MANY VIDEO GAMES. THEY'LL NEVER CHANGE. THEY ARE LIKE THE KLAN'S KIDS
  • 56lady☆... squire 2013/01/28 23:30:13
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +3
    thank you for stopping by and commenting
  • squire 56lady☆... 2013/01/29 21:20:32
    squire
    +1
    my pleasure
  • BigFig#9 squire 2013/01/29 19:01:27
    BigFig#9
    Kids change a lot and even adults do.... Remember, Mitt Romney was a teenage bully borderline gay-basher and he got better. Don't close your mind to rehabilitation, redemption and atonement.
  • squire BigFig#9 2013/01/29 21:23:48
    squire
    no i don't remember anything about romney, and don't care to. those boys are lunartics, now and forever more.
  • seadog6608PWCM 2013/01/28 20:08:21
  • ReconMa... seadog6... 2013/01/28 21:13:11
  • 56lady☆... seadog6... 2013/01/28 23:29:34
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    Hi seadog hoping the dad example will be a life long example ...

    thank you for stopping by and commenting
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2013/01/28 19:38:41
    sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~
    +4
    Certainly not many people would do that. A true gentleman ^^
  • 56lady☆... sαиѕ sσ... 2013/01/28 23:30:59
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    thank you for stopping by and commenting
  • tom C 2013/01/28 19:23:11
    tom  C
    +5
    Michael Berry put it on the radio...and conservatives responded quickly..
    local businesses like Holden roofing..who donated a whole new roof and all his crew..
  • 56lady☆... tom C 2013/01/28 23:33:29
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    Micheal Berry is the GREATEST !!!
    they had so many contractors that were turned away but Houston is noted for their generosity !!

    Thank You Tom for stopping by and commenting
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2013/01/28 18:30:28
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    Now that was a story worth reading...thanks my lady.

    Did my heart good.
  • 56lady☆... tommyg ... 2013/01/28 18:33:47
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    you're welcome tommy !!
    Houston always astounds me
    with it's generous giving and helping of others
    I love being a part of all this ♥

    Thank You so much for stopping by and commenting
    always good to see you my friend ♥
  • tommyg ... 56lady☆... 2013/01/28 18:36:16
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    Sorry so late. Had the flu this weekend. Kicked my butt. But I'm on the mend....:)
  • 56lady☆... tommyg ... 2013/01/28 18:39:02
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    oh no problem at all tommy
    sorry to hear you were sick seems a lot of that going around.
    drink plenty of liquids lots of rest most of all lots of love to your family ♥
    ... for my first poll I have ever posted it went gangbusters !!! lol :)
  • tommyg ... 56lady☆... 2013/01/28 18:50:39
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    First one of many I hope...:) Congrats! Keep it up.
  • 56lady☆... tommyg ... 2013/01/28 18:56:53
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    Maybe once a month will do a human interest story such as this
    but we'll see
    thank you btw for stopping by and commenting ♥
  • tommyg ... 56lady☆... 2013/01/28 18:59:37
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    Anytime my friend.
  • 56lady☆... tommyg ... 2013/01/28 19:12:14
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +4
    now go take care of yourself !! lol :)
  • tommyg ... 56lady☆... 2013/01/28 20:11:00
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    Will do. Talk to you later.
  • ReconMa... tommyg ... 2013/01/28 21:13:57
  • gregory.brown.5030 2013/01/28 15:13:32
    gregory.brown.5030
    +4
    MY mama would have had me there at 5:30 am every morning and after school and on weekends till all of the damage was repaired. and paying restitution until I was gray. Then she would inform me of my punishment.
  • tommyg ... gregory... 2013/01/28 18:31:20
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +2
    Amen brother. I wouldn't have been able to sit for a week for sure.
  • RH gregory... 2013/02/24 09:17:12
    RH
    +1
    Yep, the clean up and repair etc would have nothing to do with the punishment....
  • gregory... RH 2013/02/24 10:25:03
    gregory.brown.5030
    +2
    Probably two punishments. one for the stupid thing I had done, and another for embarrassing my family in public.
  • cranejumper 2013/01/28 13:42:51
    cranejumper
    +5
    I think the children should go thru the Marine boot camp for punishment for trashing his place
  • jimmy craneju... 2013/01/28 13:51:51
    jimmy
    +2
    that'll work or have to police give them a tour of a prison
  • craneju... jimmy 2013/01/28 14:09:01
    cranejumper
    +3
    Tour of prison they would think that is cool as going to a theme park. Why does a particular marine boot camp in the Deep South come to mind.
  • ReconMa... craneju... 2013/01/28 21:17:41
  • jimmy craneju... 2013/01/29 14:26:58
    jimmy
    +1
    that would definitely work
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