|Published:||Feb 02, 2011 4:50 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 02, 2011 1:50 AM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Flavia Coehn couldn't believe her eyes.
"We came home on Saturday night and the neighbors below us had a box of what appeared to be our things outside their front door," Coehn said Tuesday.
After a closer look, she and her husband identified the box as one from their apartment storage unit, full of priceless possessions. But what happened next, shocked the two even more.
"We watched them from our apartment. They had some of our stolen goods that we could recognize, on the side of the garage that they were moving in and out of their storage units," Coehn said.
Deputies say Amber Boley and her husband, Matthew McDonald, burglarized 34 storage units within Bay Breeze Apartments. The two reportedly stored the more than $15,000 in stolen goods right outside their doorstep.
"I just think it's crazy. I just think it's absolutely crazy that out of everybody's unit out of this entire apartment complex, that it happened to be our belongings sitting there outside their front door," Coehn said.
Thousands of dollars in sports memorabilia was stolen from Michael Kelly's unit, including an autographed baseball he'd held onto for years.
"I was a bat boy for the Phillies in 1981. That's how I got that ball," Kelly said Tuesday.
Deputies were able to return some of the stolen goods, but other residents are still sorting through what's left of their possessions.
"All of it is a part of my life. This is my life. People messed with my life," John Paetz said as he rummaged through his storage unit.
Boley and McDonald currently being held in the Lee County Jail. They face felony burglary and grand theft charges.
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