A disabled Portland man, who's had two laptop computers stolen from him in three weeks, is speaking out about being a target for thieves.
On Saturday evening, 76-year-old Edwin Gooch was inside his southeast Portland apartment with the front door open.
He said he went in the back to use the bathroom and when he came out, his laptop computer was gone.
"Just that morning, a neighbor down here helped me set up my email," Gooch said.
This is the second time in less than a month that Portland police have responded to Gooch's home because someone stole his computer.
But officers aren't surprised because in both cases, they said Gooch's front door was wide open.
Being wheelchair bound with two prosthetic legs, Gooch said he doesn't have the strength to open his windows, so the front door is his only option for fresh air.
Gooch said he doesn't want to change the way he lives.
"I don't know, because on nice days like this, I want my door open," Gooch said.
Gooch believes the thief lives nearby and has been watching his routine.
He said he can't afford to buy yet another computer, so for now, Gooch is hoping that one of his old ones turns up.
"I don't get much company. I get no company. This winter, I will get on that computer and it will keep my mind busy."
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