Thieves Target Windsor Tornado Victims

Family Posts Warning Signs: ‘Free Lead For All Thieves’

A family that lost nearly everything in the Windsor tornado is now dealing with the theft of what little they had left.

Pam Suppes and her husband run Suppes Harvesting, but when their shop was leveled last month, their business came to a half as they dealt with slow-moving insurance companies and picking up the pieces.

Since the twister destroyed their storage building, they were keeping their tools and supplies in two locked trailers.

They say thieves figured it out and made off with about $10,000 in equipment and combine parts, probably to be sold as scrap metal.

“It’s devastating. There are people out there that will take advantage of people at their lowest time, and I don’t know what to do about it,” said Pam Suppes.

Windsor police said they have stepped up patrols in the area, but they say the thefts do not appear to be widespread.