To the editor:

I was very saddened by the actions of a single person in Madison on Saturday. I was shopping at Wal-Mart with my family between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and my purse was stolen out of the cart while I was dealing with my 5- year-old twins.  

Aside from all our ID's, my cell phone and the only set of keys we have to our van and cash in my purse, my view of small town people also took a hit.  

I expect such terrible behavior in large cities, not friendly Madison.

I called the police and made a report, the management at the store is helping, but none of that will bring back my faith in people.  I am begging the person or persons who did this to please return the ID's and keys to Wal-Mart.  

I have canceled the cards and the checking account, turned off the phone and reported it stolen.  The purse was a Vera Bradley backpack type with a matching wallet, it had been a gift from my children. I would love to have it back, but the ID's and all the papers in the purse are more important.  

Please help to restore my faith in people and return the purse, wallet, ID's, keys and you can keep any money that was in it. You can return it to Wal-Mart.  

Madison is better than this, please help prove that small town kindness still exists.  Madison is a beautiful place to live and raise a family, please help me and my family.

You wanted the money, not my personal items.  Show that Madison is still the friendly, family oriented jewel of the Ohio and return those things.  

Morgan E. Hensley