Cops: Pastor Burglarized a Parishioner Home ... Again
Rickey Alan Reed charged with stealing pain pills from 2nd home
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Tennessee pastor is in jail after he was allegedly caught burglarizing the home of one of his former parishioners ... for the second time. Rickey Alan Reed was already on probation for the first incident—he was caught on video breaking into the home of one of his church members in 2011, and police say he'd been accused of breaking into other homes to steal pain pills. He stopped pastoring at that point, but another former parishioner, Jewel Proper, 70, had been trying to help him beat his addiction. Instead, she found him in her kitchen on the morning of Aug. 8, holding her pain medication.

"I opened the back door and there he stood in the kitchen. I grabbed him by his shirt and I said, 'I got you now, you ain't goin' nowhere," she tells the Tennessean. "He kept saying, 'Jewel, let me go.' I said, 'No! You stole my medicine.'" Proper had noticed her painkillers and her husband's prostate cancer medications had been vanishing, so the couple installed an alarm. Four days later, she caught Reed. The 56-year-old is charged with felony aggravated burglary and misdemeanor theft.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 4:45 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more. http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home and www.safetrec.com
tickle_me_blue
Sep 6, 2013 10:33 AM CDT
Its true what they say-no good deed goes unpunished. Here she is trying to help him fight his addiction, and he turns around and steals her stuff.
heyzeus
Sep 5, 2013 8:23 AM CDT
I gather then that with some sort of god all things are not possible. Reality check!