Desiree Deyoung lives in the City Heights Apartments in Denham Springs, formerly known as the Live Oak Trace Apartments.
“This morning, I went to go out to the car. When we got outside, my car was not there. I called the office and they said they hadn’t had a tow truck in here. I know a vehicle was stolen out of here earlier this month too,” said Deyoung.
She said she did report her 2012, silverish colored Cadillac SRX as stolen to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. There is also a “Cheer mom” sticker on the back of the vehicle and a Louisiana license plate #386CPY.
“All of my kids stuff was in there, their clothes, stroller. My child’s first birthday is coming up and his entire first birthday outfit was in the car, my kids’ bookbags and a lot of important papers because I just moved so I had majority of everything in my car.
I usually lock my car. I went grocery shopping and I was carrying the groceries up three stories plus getting three kids upstairs and I can’t remember if I locked it or not or if I accidentally left the key in the vehicle,” said Deyoung.
The mother said she’s not even worried about getting her vehicle back at this point. She really wants her kids’ things returned.
“I could care less about the car but I really want my kids’ stuff in there. I have sentimental things in there. “If you want, take all the money or anything in it, just give me my kids’ stuff back. Just dump it on the side of the road. I don’t care,” said Deyoung.
She understands crime is picking up everywhere but she said she was surprised that a vehicle with car seats and kids’ clothes and toys all over it would be stolen.
Her message moving forward to others is “Lock your cars. Don’t leave your keys and watch where you’re going at all times especially with what all is going on right now with people hurting people over cars.”
Anyone with information on this SUV’s whereabouts is asked to call the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.