Paramedic unknowingly cares for teens who robbed her house

Karin Reickard gave care to teens later charged with burglarizing and stealing from her home


HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — A paramedic who responded to a car crash following a police chase came to realize the initial crime the suspects committed was against her.

KTTN.com reported that Karin Reickard, who has been a paramedic for 15 years, said she responded to the scene of the crash on March 29. Four teens were in the car at the time of the crash. Reickard got into the back seat of the car and assessed the victims.

In the process, she looked down on the floor board and saw a ring that she often wears.

"I picked it up and I started to shake and thought, 'That's my jewelry," Reickard said.

She also saw her son's autographed Kansas City Chiefs football, an Xbox, an heirloom wedding ring and her husband's guns and revolver.

The teens were transported to the hospital, where Reickard explained to the police her suspicions. After returning home, she found out she was right. Her front door was open and her house had been ransacked.

Her wedding ring has yet to be found. Police said it may have been thrown from the car.

Prosecutors said the three teens face various burglary and theft charges. A fourth teen was not charged.

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