Beach woman suffering from severe asthma attacks says medication was stolen

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jun 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-28 06:36:59-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A Virginia Beach woman woke up to find the asthma medication she needs is gone.  She has four severe asthma attacks a week.

Hiroko Sears woke up Wednesday morning to find her big bottle of her strongest asthma medication, which is normally full, completely empty. Nearly 100 pills were stolen, and the 57-year-old wonders why anyone would do this.

Sears' asthma is so bad she even has a chilled cooler in her car for when she's running errands.

The pills that were in her purse were for her worst attacks. She says she gets them about four times a week.

They're mainly spurred by perfume or cologne.

"Really bad and coughing, coughing and end up throw up," describes Sears.

She doesn't know when her medication was stolen and she finds it strange that the pills were taken from her purse, though nothing else was.

She just hopes that her asthma doesn't act up before she's able to get more medication.

"I started to get the coughing a lot. And I sweat and I feel like I'm almost going to die. I'm scared," says Sears.