Woman Claims Newspaper Typo Led Thieves to Her House

By: E&P Staff

A one-digit typo in the Lawrence Journal-World (Kan.) caused Kris Bryan?s apartment to be cleaned out by thieves.

Local TV station KMBC reported that the newspaper accidentally published Bryan’s address in a notice regarding a woman who had passed away and whose belongings had not been claimed. Bryan told the local media that she came home after work to find strangers loading up her things into a vehicle. When she questioned their actions, they showed her the ad.

?It was just a real shock!? Bryan told the station. ?I was freaking out. I told them, ?That?s my apartment. There?s been some mistake.??

According to the news report, the people she confronted returned her belongings but her television, DVD player, movies, furniture and 8-week-old kitten had already been taken.

Bryan is asking the newspaper to compensate her with $3,500 for the stolen goods, but she says her lost kitten is irreplaceable.

“Sometimes you can’t get away with your mistake, especially when someone gets hurt because of them,” Bryan explained to the channel.

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