Community helps out disabled vet who had hunting equipment stole - WNEM TV 5

Community helps out disabled vet who had hunting equipment stolen

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There has been an outpouring of support for a disabled Marine veteran after several pieces of his hunting equipment had been stolen from the woods.

"I was so mad I wanted to cry," said Lloyd Jobson, veteran.

Jobson served three tours in Iraq during his 20 year military career.

Earlier this week the disabled veteran was out hunting near Caro, something he does out of necessity.

"We're not out there for any prize or trophy deer or anything like that. We're out there to bring meat to the table and that's what we live on," Jobson said.

He said despite having his hunting gear stolen, not everything that happened that day was bad.

"My cousin got a deer that morning. So you know, at least something good came out of that morning," Jobson said.

That was just the beginning of his good fortune. Jobson posted copies of a letter regarding the stolen equipment in the woods. Someone took a picture of the letter and posted the writing on social media. That's when Jobson's phone started ringing.

"It's unbelievable how many people have come forward. I got phone calls all the way until 11:30 last night of people wanting to donate stuff," Jobson said.

Now he has a deer blind along with two chairs and a tripod. He said that doesn't change the fact that someone is stealing from hunters in the area and he wants that to stop.

"It's vandalism. It's theft. So something has to be done," Jobson said.

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