In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, while most people were sleeping, someone threw a cinder block through the window of our customer service building. We made light of the event in a blog post later that day.
We might have winked at the event on the blog, but the truth is these sorts of events are disheartening. We have many employees that come and go from the Logos campus at all times of day. An anonymous act of aggression like this leaves many unanswered questions. Was this an isolated event? Were we targeted? If an employee was in the wrong place at the wrong time, could they have been in danger?
We do take these things seriously. We have to.
Our blog post with the embedded video of the break in went viral. Visits to the Logos blog went through the roof. Soon local news affiliates were here doing stories on the event. It would have been hard to be a Bellingham, WA resident and not know about break in, or see the video. It was really only a matter of time before the individual was located.
Yesterday afternoon the vandal called Logos to speak to Executive Vice-President, Dan Pritchett. He wasn’t able to get hold of Dan and called back three times. When he finally got Dan on the phone he confessed and apologized. It was obvious that he was sincerely sorry.
He assured us that, not only is this the first time he has ever done anything like this, it was a random act and Logos Bible Software wasn’t singled out. And then he asked to pay restitution for the damages.
Dan was convinced of his sincerity and, although we are going to let him pay for the damages, Logos is not going to press charges. In fact, he and Dan are going to have lunch next week.