Thieves Make Off With Newlyweds' Memories

Many call their wedding day the happiest day of their lives. Those memories were taken away from one newlywed couple in a moment's work by a thief.

Dan Thompson travels from shoot to shoot in his Jeep, “so I had, my seat was folded down, and my gear was laying out right here and right here," the professional videographer said.

The glass shattered across his back seat tells the tale of how a burglar smashed his car window and swiped his gear, “but most importantly, I just shot a wedding that day,” he said. “And that is the one thing I can't replace. I can find more gear. I can borrow other people's gear to work with, but I cannot replace the footage that has been taken from my car."

Thompson said he locked the car but he made a mistake that thousands of people in the metro make every day. He didn't take his valuables out or at least cover them up.

Now he not only has to replace his gear but he had to refund the newlyweds and tell them a majority of their precious photos could be gone forever.

He said, “You know, that work I can't get back and those people's memories, they could be on the side of the road."

He's just hoping someone witnessed the July 12th break-in at 10th and Hickory and tips police to the crook’s whereabouts.

If you have any information on this crime, call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.


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