The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 20, 2012

Your View: Car theft nothing compared to condemnation proceeding

Mathew Kruse, Mankato

— I recently had my car stolen. I went to the police department to report it and was told they would get on it and try to catch who took it with the possibility of a felony conviction.

How could I send someone to jail for getting in my car and driving off when I just went through a land condemnation next to the new Wal-Mart distribution center land and outlined 15 to 20 laws I believe were broken during the condemnation.

Some of the offenses I believe to be very serious, demanding an investigation and the removal of the county attorney from the case. These offenses were in my opinion ignored by law enforcement, commissioners and politicians at the city, county and state level.

These are serious issues with much damage in the past, still present issues, and future consequences need resolving.

So someone stole my car. I didn’t file a report and it was found at a day care center. In comparison to the condemnation, having my car stolen was like being stoned with popcorn.