Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.
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A Minneapolis woman's home was vandalized again on Thanksgiving, marking the seventh time since March. 

Frances Mosley, 89, has lived in the same house near Lake Nokomis for more than 50 years, a Go Fund Me page organized by her son says. Her home was first vandalized the night of March 25, and Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder confirmed to Bring Me The News it was most recently vandalized on Nov. 26.

“You’re preparing for Thanksgiving and you’re thinking 'What kind of person, what kind of deviant mind, would think about doing this on Thanksgiving morning,’” Sean Mosley, Frances Mosley's son, told FOX 9.

The six previous incidents, which have involved the vandal smashing windows, have cost the Mosley family more than $2,000 in repairs, which prompted Mosley's son to create the Go Fund Me page on Nov. 2. Since then, the page has raised $8,820. 

"I have installed several cameras, lights, and shatter alarms since the vandalism started, but the vandal keeps coming back," Mosely's son writes on the page. "The repeat nature of this crime has really increased the financial burden on our family."

FOX 9 reports the Mosleys have replaced the windows, installed cameras, and shatter alarms on the windows, as well as extra lighting. Meanwhile, friends and neighbors have done stake-outs and spent the night with her, but the vandal seems to come when no one is around. 

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