DeRidder woman living in fear - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DeRidder woman living in fear

by Brandon Richards bio | email

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC-TV) – A DeRidder woman tells KPLC 7 News that her life is like a living nightmare.

Earlier this week, burglars ransacked Stephanie Samuel's home on Cook Drive, taking off with a security system, including two cameras.

But this isn't the only time Samuel's been targeted.

According to Samuel, a single mother of three, her home and car have been constant targets since December 2009.

Samuel's windows have been smashed with bricks.

Vandals have destroyed TV sets, mirrors and spray painted the doors inside of her home, as well as her car.

Samuel said she has gone to the police time and again, but so far nothing has been done.

DeRidder Police have not named any suspects.

Samuel said she believes authorities just aren't concerned about finding the person or persons responsible for the crimes.

Kirk Jones is a close friend of Samuel and lives around the corner.

Jones believes the same vandals responsible for damaging two of his vehicles are the same ones responsible for the destruction at Samuel's home since they occurred around the same time.

Jones also believes the police aren't doing everything they can to nab the person or persons responsible.

Calls for comments to detectives involved in this case were not returned by the publishing of this story.

DeRidder Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the Samuel case.

Anyone with information is urged to call (337) 462-1374 or (337) 8911.

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