A representative's state-issued iPad, among other personal items, was stolen after she forgot to lock her car while at a post office in Maury County.
State Representative Sheila Butt told Nashville's News 2 Investigates she was only inside the post office located on West Seventh Street for four or five minutes on Friday when the theft occurred.
“I don't think anyone likes to feel that way. I know that I am a trusting person. I've been coming here 25 years,” Butt said.
In addition to the iPad, the thief got away with Butt's Coach purse and wallet, cash, credit cards and driver's license.
Butt said the iPad, which was issued to her as part of her job on the Hill, did not contain any sensitive state House information and that the electronic device is password protected.
“I kept my calendar on there, which is synched up with my assistant in Nashville,” she explained. “I didn't keep any private files on there that would be state information.”
The post office has a surveillance camera; however, it is pointed inside, not toward the parking lot.
Police said the stolen items are valued around $1,500.
Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call Columbia police at 931-388-2727.