Skip to comments.Ohio Salvation Army kettle stolen at knifepoint
Posted on 11/21/2011 6:39:52 AM PST by Just4Him
NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) Police say an Ohio Salvation Army bell-ringer outside a Kmart store was robbed of his red kettle by four men with a knife.
North Canton police say they don't know how much donated money was in the kettle when it was taken Saturday evening.
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Special place in hell.
I think they were heard muttering something about how their government union pensions weren’t paying them enough.
Lower than whale sh!t.
Special place in hell.
I agree. I mean these folks keeping the kettle are doing this for charity. I am not saying that stealing from non charity organization is any better, but stealing from a charity has to be the worst of the worst.
I wouldn’t be so quick to buy this story. we had a couple of incidents like this in Norfolk VA last year. Turned out that the reformed dopers the SA hired to ring their bells weren’t as reformed as they should have been and had staged their own robberies.
Either a big ass, or truly desperate.
If you were a bell ringer, and some destitute looking dude came up asking for help, what would you do — does the Salvation Army provide them with cards directing inquirers to their public assistance offices? Not that there’s any excuse for robbing, but still the question suggests itself.
Tall, short, young, old, white, black, fat, thin?
The police want information and this is what they post as a description?
Come on, man!
Hoodies is a good start on the identities. Interesting how “hood” is a root word.
Hey they’re the cops, they can be cagey (and when the city management wants, politically correct). I doubt this was a racially integrated team of hoodie wearing robbers, if you get my drift.
An even specialer place in Hell.
You don't give them money. You can't anyways, because the kettle is locked, but you don't give them money. Crackheads are notorious for coming up with convincing stories of woe.
I think that’s obvious, but you’d probably want to let them know where the Salvation Army office that does deal with such cases are. Anyhow this wasn’t a one man operation, from the report.
I should say
The Salvation has a problem getting volunteers to ring the bells, so are forced to hire people. Locally, I see the same FEW volunteers all the time. I also see these same people at nursing homes, and everywhere people need people. They are devoted, hardworking, God-loving people who deserve more support. I always help the Salvation Army when I can, not just at Christmas.
I usually ask these bell ringers if they are hungry (someone only comes around with food for them occasionally) and I will by them lunch or a dinner sandwich
The past two Decembers we’ve had the same kettle ringer at our grocery store. She stands outside and yes rings the bell, but she also belts out Christmas carols at the top of her lungs. Bless her though, she doesn’t carry a tune all that well, not so bad like the church pew behind you, but not choir bound either. It is a joyful noise.
I always bring her a fresh cup of hot coffee on my way out.
I wait for you to do this. It's the only way I can eat.
Okay, twice in one morning? I was picturing Satan at the gate: “Welcome to hell! We have your reservation!”
You'll be posting "I'd hit it" by nightfall.
Uh, I mean, “AAUUUUGGGHHH!!!”
LOL! I just listened to a story on the radio on the way into work this morning. Perp was described as "Young male, 18-25, over 6' tall".
Idiot newsreader just described half of the people I work with, along with a goodly portion of those I've seen today. Why bother?
I hate PC-ism. I'll go out on a limb here and assume that if the perp was a white, middle-aged, middle-class male, they'd have listed his clothing, age, weight, SSN, DOB, and last 5 addresses.
Hope he enjoys his Change while he can.
And your offer of coffee is probably doing the folks inside a favor (providing them with a short break) if her singing isn’t that great.
Did the bell ringer take their picture(s) with his cell phone?..
Wouldnt happen in Alaska everybody is packin.. even the grannys..
Do you hit them first?
I checked your profile to see if you are from my town! LOL! The next time I go to the grocery store, I'm taking this lady a pair of gloves. It's been very cold and windy, and feel bad for her. The last time I donated, I asked her how the kettles were doing this year. She said I was the 2nd person to donate, after 2 hours. Sad!
Whenever the financial take on a crime is so low that the risk-reward calculation does not make any sense whatsoever, look for drugs to be involved.
(Exhibit A being the Pittsburgh thief who held up a Dairy Queen three blocks from his house in the middle of February. He is going away for armed robbery and he cleared a whole $23 on that caper. But it was in a neighborhood known for petty dope fiends).