MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - A 19th-century historic house has fallen victim to modern-day Memphis crime.
The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, located on Adams Ave. in the Victorian Village district, was burglarized three times this week.
The thieves broke into the carriage house, which is used for parties and receptions.
Furniture was stolen, China cabinets were cleaned out and paintings were ripped from walls.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Director Peggy Lovell confronted one crook as he was leaving.
"I asked him what he was doing here, and he said he was looking for work -- and I almost asked him if he wanted to fix the glass plate he had just broken to get in here?"
Employees say this week's robberies were the first such incidents they've ever encountered.