Hot Wheels and Action Joe Collection turned to rubble

Kevin Johnson and Lupe Lomu were at the checkout buying groceries Monday when his cell phone rang. Their apartment complex was on fire. The Lynnwood couple raced out of the supermarket, leaving their food behind. As they neared home, they could smell the destruction. It took just one glimpse to realize the fire had taken everything.


“That’s all I have,” Johnson said Tuesday, pointing to a donated red-striped shirt lying on a cot at a makeshift American Red Cross shelter. Johnson, a toy collector, lost his mint condition collections of Hot Wheels cars and G.I. Joe action figures. “It was just a hobby but a hobby I was really passionate about,” he said “It’s a small thing to most people, but a big deal to me.”

Courtesy of the Herald Net