Quadriplegic Portsmouth man says burglars took up to $10K worth of items while he was asleep

Posted at 11:00 AM, May 17, 2018

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A quadriplegic man said burglars entered his home while he was sleeping on April 14.

33-year-old Brandon McCadden told News 3's Aleah Hordges his home was burglarized after someone entered though his kitchen window.

He mentioned it was a nice night so he left the windows open before going to bed.

"There's just lines you don't cross and that was one of the lines," said McCadden. "Take something from somebody that can't defend themselves."

McCadden said the suspect(s) stole $10,000 worth of music equipment, software, two televisions, a cell phone, wallet and a pair of shoes from his bedroom while he was sleeping.

"They were just shoving it out the window," McCadden added. "I have a bedside table that comes over like in the hospital and my laptop was sitting there, my external mouse, my phone, my pants were in this wheelchair, which was sitting right behind my head."

McCadden feels that he was targeted because he is unable to use his arms. He was in a car accident and has been a quadriplegic for the last 12 years. McCadden said he uses the music equipment to make a living because his disability check isn't enough to cover rent.

The community has come together and has already donated more than $3,000 through a GoFundMe to help McCadden.

The fundraiser was created to raise money to replace some of his stolen belongings. The goal is to get McCadden's $10,000 back.

A police report about the incident has been filed and police are investigating.