by Rhonda Ramsey,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
I, like every other person out there, hate the idea of having my property violated; imagine being home while your house is invaded -- even worse, imagine being only fourteen years old ...
In an article from Huffington Post, three Texas robbers, Oziel Valazquez, 18, Adolfo Villeda, 18, and Manuel Murillo, 17, allegedly broke into a house in Richland Hills.
According to police, the three young men began rummaging through the house and stole iPods, an iPhone, other electronics. While searching for more valuables, the intruders opened a closet door and found the fourteen-year-old girl (whose name has not been released) and the men fled the scene.
Officials say the girl called 911 and officers used an iPhone app to locate the position of the stolen phone. And, thank goodness, the young men were found.
The Huffington Post article states, "The three suspects were charged with burglary of a habitation and are being held on bonds of $30,000 apiece."
This day and age, it seems that at times, we do not know whether to applaud or ban certain forms of technology, but after reading this article, I am feeling very grateful. I am glad the teenage girl is safe (although probably shaken up) and I am reminded that despite the way electronics and technology get such a bad rap, it's not so bad when you see people like the thieves mentioned above behind bars.
Do you ever get so wrapped up in the negativity surrounding technology that you forget how advanced and helpful it can be?