Colo. family evicted from home after shoe theft

Single mom Tanya Abbey her three kids may have to spend the holidays at a shelter after being evicted from their home after a shoplifting incident. CBS/KCNC

A Colorado family may have to spend the holidays at a shelter after being evicted from their home after a shoplifting incident.

Tanya Abbey, a single mother of three, and her children are being forced out of their residence in Colorado because her 13-year-old son Oran allegedly was caught stealing a pair of shoes, a violation of the family's lease, CBS Station KCNC Denver reported.

Oran explained that his shoes were getting worn out and that his feet were cold. "I let my mom down, like I let everybody down," he told KCNC. He also said he didn't know that his family would be impacted by what happened.

"I thought it would just affect me. I had no idea it would affect my mom or my brother and sister, and I feel like if they should be kicking anybody out it should be me," Oran said.

A Garden Village Apartments management said in a statement that the criminal activity in or close to the premises is cause for eviction.

The family thinks they'll probably spend their Christmas a shelter. "It just makes me feel horrible, said Tanya Abbey. "It makes me feel like I can't even give my kids a Christmas now," I have to pack up my stuff and store it, instead of putting up a tree."

  • David Chiu

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