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Thieves steal items bound for wounded soliders

December 4, 2008 |  8:34 am

Here's one of those crimes that make you shake your head. A South Bay woman was trying to collect items for wounded soldiers -- and I think you know what happened next. More from the Daily Breeze's Denise Nix:

After her son died fighting for his country, Linda Ferrara wanted to do something for soldiers like him who sacrifice their safety for others. So in the year since Army Capt. Matthew Ferrara was killed in Afghanistan, his mother has dedicated hours collecting clothes and crafting handmade blankets for wounded soldiers overseas. The Torrance resident had planned to ship the goods Wednesday to an Army hospital in Germany. Instead, she's despondent over the weekend theft of hundreds of socks, sweat shirts, pajama pants, boxers, blankets and other items.

-- Shelby Grad