Thursday, April 11, 2019
Home security video captured the moment a crook stole Jonathon DeLaCerda's bike. (Source: CNN)
ROSENBERG, TX (CNN) -- A family's front porch security camera caught a theft, but it wasn't a package. The crook stole a 9-year-old boy's bike -- right in front the kid.
Home security video captured the moment outside of Jonathon DeLaCerda's home in Rosenberg this past Thursday.
Caught off guard, Jonathan appears to freeze as he processes what's happening.
"No, don't do it,” Jonathon pleads. “No, no, no, no, no, no. Oh, my God."
Jonathon and his friends were riding their bikes when they ran inside the house for a quick bathroom break. It was his friends who noticed the crook in the front yard. They then alerted Jonathon.
"I ran as fast as I could to get to that door, so I could open it,” Jonathon said.
After the hooded thief rode away on the bike, Jonathon returns to the front door. You then see him charge across the yard in an attempt to run down the crook. For Jonathon, like most 9-year-old boys, the bike was special.
"Like that was my first bike that I learned all of my tricks on,” Jonathon said. “Like I learned how to do wheelies, stand on top of the bike, one-handed. That's the bike I learned how to do all my tricks and I just got it stolen."
Jonathon's father, Anthony DeLaCerda, was able to buy him a new bike the following day.
"He was pretty shaken up, pretty devastated,” Anthony said. “As a parent it's really hard to deal with that."
But his son has learned a tough lesson on his path.
"It just makes me feel sad for the people that have stuff stolen,” Jonathon said. “Like now how I'm feeling I get how everybody else is feeling whenever they get something stolen."