Couple Loses Van and Dog and All Possessions to Thief

A couple from Texas were having a rough holiday season anyway. Brian Hampton and Brandi West are at Oxnard's St. Johns hospital where Brandi is awaiting brain surgery.

But when Brian came to visit, he parked their van with all their possessions in the parking lot, and left their dog, Scrappy, inside with the windows cracked.

When Brian went to check on the dog a couple of hours later, the van with Scrappy and all the couple's possessions was gone.

They filed a report on the theft with Oxnard Police, but in the meantime, there isn't much they can do. They have nowhere to go, as the van was their home and Brandi recently found out that the specific surgery she needs to control her seizures can't be done at St. Johns.

The couple says the thief can keep the van and the clothes- they just want Scrappy back.

Brian and Brandi are hoping Cedar Sinai will have room to take them for the surgery but they're not sure if they will. In the meantime, if you'd like to help them, a GoFundMe account has been set up at