Police are searching for thieves who broke into a Long Island home and ransacked it of thousands in cash, jewelery and other items. But the perps who manhandled the house of the Antos family were no average burglars. No, these cold-hearted robbers were just assholes.
The Antos' son, Eric, 8, has cystic fibrosis, and is literally the poster child for the Long Island branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The thieves broke through a back window of their West Sayville home, drugged their dogs, and stole $726 that had been donated to Eric. They also took Eric's medicine, which costs $2,000-a-month, and which his family cannot afford to replace currently. According to Eric's doctor Joan DeCelie-Germana, the medicine would be of no use to a drug addict looking for a fix. They also stole a teddy bear that Eric picked up on a trip to Disney World, which was paid for by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "I'm scared of going to sleep because I don't want him coming back in when I'm sleeping," said Eric Antos.
His mother is understandably distraught: "If the guy is that desperate that he's got to steal, steal money, jewelry whatever. Keep that. Just give me my son's medication. That's what he needs to sustain his life," Stacey Antos told ABC. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that causes thick mucus to build in the lungs and digestive tract that causes progressive disability and sometimes early death.