KTVU's Heather Holmes was reporting on a crime in Oakland in which a woman was robbed in beaten when a thief stole her purse from the news station's unlocked van that was just steps away.
Holmes used the incident to emphasize her point on the story. She later tweeted:
Oh the irony of it all...while reporting on violent mugging, my purse is stolen. Thieves used my bank card 20 mins after swiping my bag.— Heather Holmes (@hholmesktvu) June 17, 2014
Credit cards now canceled. Locks changed. Lesson here... be aware of your surroundings at all times, including at police headquarters.— Heather Holmes (@hholmesktvu) June 17, 2014
While it's a bummer that my purse was stolen, it doesn't compare to what purse snatcher's did to this woman. http://t.co/cdAGWPnnep— Heather Holmes (@hholmesktvu) June 17, 2014