Over the years there have been countless break-ins at their Den located on Barrier Reef Drive and often the place is ransacked and damaged while the thieves help themselves to the few things that belong to the Club. Even their “tail twister” bronze lion fine bank used to collect fines imposed by the club’s tail twister was stolen a couple years ago while the Den was open for a meeting. The San Pedro tail twister fine bank had been with the Club from its beginning in 1975 and the symbolic and historic icon was never recovered, despite an appeal to the community. This week was no exception, when thieves broke into the Den and made off with booze from the Lions Bar and a new flat screen TV. Property was damaged and the vandalism will set the charitable club back more than $2,500.
What kind of human being is so low that they feel entitled to steal from an organization like the Lions? How can a person be so selfish, so immoral, so thoughtless that they have no conscience when it comes to taking from an organization that does nothing but good for our community? I have never been able to understand how a person can justify stealing from others, how can it be OK to take what isn’t yours? I find it very disturbing that there are people out there with so little moral fiber that they can steal from anyone, let alone a non-profit charitable community organization like the Lions. Even more disturbing are those who may know the thieves but choose not to expose them to the police. Please, do the right thing and call the San Pedro Police at 206-2022 or 911.