Stoughton selectman Cynthia Walsh's Park Street house
was broken into Monday night when she was attending a retirement party
for town hall and police employee Maureen Tierney at the Chateau Restaurant.
She said that items taken in the break-in were given to her by her father and can't be replaced. Footprints indicated there were two robbers, according to Walsh, who has lived in the house for 65 years.
"I never thought it would happen to me," she said. "The safest place should be your home."
She told the board that she stayed up all night,
watching TV and crying, but she wasn't going to change her lifestyle or
stop doing the things she does.
"That's the last time I stay up all night," said Walsh.
"I'm not going to sit in a chair with a pit bull by my side and a
shotgun on my lap. This is going to be one less victim of a crime."