Louie's Trophy House took to Facebook to air out a grievance with someone in Kalamazoo, as they have video surveillance showing a person stealing their propane tanks, which heat their outdoor patio. On a Facebook post they remarked, "We would like to thank this person for breaking into our patio and stealing the propane tanks that we use for our patio heaters! Hopefully we can find replacements quickly to keep everyone warm."

Followers of the page were quick to shame the person stealing these tanks and come to defend Louie's. But an even bigger and more consistently occurring issue was taking place in the comment section:

Thieves need to be punished! Everyone else has to bust their ass to get what they have especially supporting their livelihoods in these BS times and you have pity for him?? The hell with that!!! Find him, charge him and put his sticky fingers arse in JAIL!!
Maybe the guy should ask for a job there instead of stealing. All of you saying it’s for heat, this bum is turning in the tanks for his vodka money
He's busy stealing, but there are HELP WANTED signs all over.

We would like to thank this person for breaking into our patio and stealing the propane tanks that we use for our patio heaters! Hopefully we can find replacements quickly to keep everyone warm.

Posted by Louie's Trophy House on Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Prejudice is an ugly thing people. I'm not happy that a local company was stolen from by any means, but the people in comment sections are so out of touch with their fellow man, it's depressing. A lot of people are suggesting it's one of the people living in the homeless camps in town. However, NOTHING is being done by the city to help those in the homeless community and in most cases, people are unable to work and are victims of a broken system, as was pointed out recently on an interview with The Kalamazoo Call. The two major camps were recently visited by The Kzoo Call and major light was shed on the reasoning for the two major camps' growth since April.

It takes a lot of privilege to be able to act like you know someone's situation from the comfort of a warm home and computer or smart phone. Should they have stolen? No. But are these people freezing every night for reasons we don't know and may not be their fault. Who knows? Maybe we should start asking questions before acting like we have all the answers.
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