CLEVELAND – The Cleveland home of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was ransacked and burglarized sometime over the weekend.
“You know, it’s just disappointing at the least and a little bit shocking,” Kucinich said.
The intruders turned the inside of his home upside down.
“Systematically, whoever did this went through the house systematically, and spend a lot of time there,” Kucinich said. “Everything has been gone through, papers rifled, just everything.”
Kucinich, the U.S. Representative for the 10th Congressional District, made the disturbing discovery when he returned home from Washington Monday afternoon.
“I opened the door and all of the sudden I saw things were everywhere. I went from one room to another, one floor to another, and the whole place had been ransacked,” Kucinich said.
He said the intruders had to have known it was his home; the congressman has lived there for more than 40 years, and his name and photos are everywhere inside.
“I don’t have any idea what they could have been looking for, but whatever it was, it’s going to take me weeks to figure out what might be missing, and I already know that some things are,” Kucinich said.
He did not say what was stolen.
Kucinich has been in congress since 1997 and ran for president in 2004 and 2008.
This is his last term in congress.
He hopes police catch whoever broke in.
“This has happened to other people I know that and there are people on the East Coast that are suffering badly. They have lost everything. But at the same time, it happened and it’s a little bit shocking and it’s a big cleanup,” Kucinich said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Cleveland police, 1st District at (216) 623-5100.