Richland mother says package thief stole infant son’s diapers, formula
RICHLAND, Wash. — A Richland mother battling breast cancer says a package thief stole her 6-month-old son’s diapers and formula on Monday.
Danielle Thompson, 29, said the package was stolen from in front of her home near Fred Meyer in Richland around 2:20 p.m. She shared home security footage that shows the alleged thief running off with a large Amazon box.
The box contained over $170 worth of Huggies diapers and Similac Pro-Sensitive infant formula.
Thompson said her son has a low T cell count, and he is normally unable to leave the house because his body can’t fight infections.
“We go to [Seattle Children’s Hospital]. He’s had blood work done every month since he was 3 weeks old,” Thomson told KAPP-KVEW via Facebook. “He can’t be around anyone sick so it’s hard since we have 2 other children.”
On Sept. 11, about two months after her son was born, Thompson was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She started chemotherapy in October.
She indicated that the package theft was especially troubling because her family is currently “dealing with a lot.” She said she has notified police and is hoping to identify the person responsible.
We have reached out to the Richland Police Department and are waiting to hear back. Anyone with information can contact police on their nonemergency dispatch line at 509-628-0333.