On Feb. 8 Krystal Hernandez arrived home after work to discover thieves had entered her Cambridgeport home and swiped her new flat screen television.
Hernandez said that when Officer Graham from the Chester State Police barracks responded to her call he told her that there had been a rash of burglaries in the area.
That night Hernandez's husband Mario Hernandez-Kenyon discovered that the thieves had left behind the remote. In the morning when Hernandez-Kenyon was dropping his children off at the sitters he joked with her about the forgetful robbers.
The sitter, Rebecca Rogers laughingly told him he should put a sign up on his house reminding them.
Hernandez-Kenyon said he thought about the idea on his long drive to work at the Staples Store in Rutland.
"I bought a tri-fold science fair presentation board and wrote 'Hey scumbag you forgot the remote that goes with the TV you stole.' One of the guys at work - Steve, said I should duck tape the remote to it - I used the screw gun" said Hernandez-Kenyon.
Hernandez-Kenyon said when he hung the sign at 11 that night his wife wasn't too impressed with him but his friends and neighbors have gotten a kick out of it.
"There have been many requests for pictures" laughed Hernandez-Kenyon.