ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One mother is calling for justice, while reminding folks not to leave valuables in their cars overnight.
This after hundreds of dollars of cash was taken from a safe in her car.
Leaving items in your car at night is something many people admit to doing. But Sherrilyn Scott hopes her story will make you think twice.
The story began on the morning of the Fourth of July when her neighbor knocked on her door.
"He said Scott I think your truck has been broken into," said Sherrilyn Scott. "And I'm thinking 'Oh my god!'"
When she got outside, there was no damage to her car. Instead, thieves smashed a small black safe and left it on the side of the road.
In the safe was more than $500 her 11-year-old son had worked very hard for.
His baseball team qualified for the World Series in Mississippi. They were using the money to fund their trip.
"We worked hard for that. I had to buy the chicken. My son walked around this neighborhood taking orders," explained Scott.
Scott admitted she thought her car was locked. Even so, says she feels violated.
"You think you are in a safe neighborhood, you think that you have gotten into a place where things are just good," said Scott. "For people to just come in and break into your belongings, it's not right."
Since the break-in, Scott and her son have worked hard every day to raise more funds for his baseball trip.
A work ethic she believes the crooks need to learn.
"Get your own things. Work for what you want. Because I work every day to afford me with everything I have," said Scott. "I'm not going out and stealing. It's just sad."
Police said every day there are hundreds of cars broken into.
On Monday, WALB News 10's Amanda Hoskins will have a special report with shocking statistics and tips to make sure you aren't the next victim.
If you want to help the baseball team fund their trip to Mississippi, you can call Coach Leonard Williams at (229) 881-2263.
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