Mom Trying To Recover Stolen Memories Of Late Son

A North Carolina woman hopes a thief will return items her late son owned and the memories they carried.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that someone broke into Sharon Bennett's home late last week and took her son's cell phone that she kept activated so she could her his voice telling callers to leave a message.

Scotty Wayne was killed in a wreck last year.

Bennett says the burglar took jewelry, a laptop computer and a video recorder with footage of a birthday celebration on Aug. 20, the day her son would have turned 18. The burglar also took a broken digital camera containing pictures Wayne had made at East Carolina University, where he had a full scholarship.

Bennett says she wouldn't press charges if the items were returned.


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  • by Bobiej on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    Please, if you have a heart, return these items to Ms. Bennett. She already has to endure the heartache of losing her only son. He was going to do something with his life; you are alive and you spend it taking precious memories?
  • by PUREBREAD Location: COLUMBIA on Sep 3, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    That Crack HEAD DON"T HAVE A SOUL,CONCIOUS,OR A LIFE.HE IS ONE OF THE MANY BEAST WALKING THE EARTH THAT THE BOOK OF REVOLATIONS WARNS MAN ABOUT. READ IT SOMETIMES.ITS VERY EASY TO INTUPRET.
  • by TERESA on Sep 2, 2009 at 08:56 AM
    YOU KNOW...THERE ARE PLACES IN HELL FOR SOME PEOPLE. SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. KEEP THE MEMORIES. GOD BLESS THE GRIEVING MOTHER.
  • by Takerian Location: Greenville on Sep 2, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    omg!!! this is soo sad and your son was cute i hope you find who ever did this and return his items safely
  • by kelly Location: wilson on Sep 2, 2009 at 06:42 AM
    i'm sorry for your loss,this is just so sad.it seems to always happen to the ones that want to make something with their life. i just hope these people will return these precious items to you . god bless you.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 2, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    Come on crack-head, show this suffering mother that you do have a soul. Retrieve the items you stole and return to this grieving mother...its all she has left of her son! Do the right thing and you will benefit from your actions! Don't and suffer from the guilt and pain you will receive! If you don't believe in an afterlife then how about karma? Do the right thing!
  • by BJ Location: Greenville, NC on Sep 2, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    Please whoever had the gutts to do this to a mother that has already suffered the loss of one her children, have a heart and return these things. Put yourself in her place because it could be you. As a mother myself I can understand the pain she is going through. Return the items and she's going to let you free with no charges.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Sep 2, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    Come on you thieves; return the memories to this hurting mom. Have a heart for once. Please return all things to her. My heart goes out to this mom. Mom, if you're reading this then shut your eyes and listen. YOU'LL HEAR HIM. God bless.
  • by ME Location: NC on Sep 2, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    OH...That is sooo sad! I hope whoever took these things sees this or hears about it and returns the items.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    I will pray for this mother and for the return of these precious items. God bless this family!
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