Apr 1, 2012 5:08 PM by Lacey Steele

Homeless Family's Winnebago Burglarized

Meagan Taylor is the Pueblo woman we told you about a week ago who has been living in a Winnebago with her young daughter for five years.

She is still in need of help to better her situation, and Sunday we learned her RV was burglarized Saturday night.

Whoever broke in took several items, including the laptop she has been using to take online college courses.

Meagan says it's almost too much to handle.

She found her Winnebago door open Saturday night, and several items were missing.

"And everything was trashed," said Meagan. "Everything was a mess, pulled out. Clothes gone. Computer gone. Movies gone. I was walking on my stuff."

The door was forced open, and Pueblo police have given her a new lock.

She stayed with family and hasn't let her little girl come back.

It happened while she was at her new job, but it only pays about $25 to $30 a week.

"I am looking for another job," said Meagan. "I'm on a hunt because I need it. This job will not stabilize us."

Posada has options for her, but she still needs more.

"I would be so thankful because we do, we need it," said Meagan, fighting back tears. "This is hard, and it just seems to be getting worse."

After the break-in Saturday night, a Pueblo officer stopped by early in the morning to check things out.

He found a second person, a homeless man Meagan had helped in the past, going through the RV.

They do not believe he is the one who initially broke in, but he has been charged with second degree burglary.

"I was helping him yesterday on my break from work, getting him water," said Meagan.

An investigation into the burglary is ongoing.

Meagan and Melanie are still in need of help.

You can make donations at the Pueblo Police Department or at any Aventa Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.



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