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Ohio Salvation Army kettle stolen at knifepoint
Yahoo News ^ | 12 mins ago

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: kettle; northcanton; ohio; robbery; salvationarmy

1 posted on 11/21/2011 6:39:54 AM PST by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

Special place in hell.


2 posted on 11/21/2011 6:41:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Just4Him

I think they were heard muttering something about how their government union pensions weren’t paying them enough.


3 posted on 11/21/2011 6:41:44 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

LMAO


4 posted on 11/21/2011 6:42:01 AM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: Just4Him

Lower than whale sh!t.


5 posted on 11/21/2011 6:43:13 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Lazamataz

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.


6 posted on 11/21/2011 6:43:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Lazamataz

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.


7 posted on 11/21/2011 6:46:47 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Just4Him

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.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 6:48:12 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: Just4Him
Police Sgt. Frank Kemp tells WJW-TV (http://bit.ly/vPzm84) the four men, all wearing dark clothing and hoodies, threatened to use the knife.

Tall, short, young, old, white, black, fat, thin?

The police want information and this is what they post as a description?

Come on, man!

9 posted on 11/21/2011 6:55:09 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska

Hoodies is a good start on the identities. Interesting how “hood” is a root word.


10 posted on 11/21/2011 6:56:49 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: USS Alaska

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.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 6:58:19 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: pgkdan
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.

An even specialer place in Hell.

12 posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:33 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
If you were a bell ringer, and some destitute looking dude came up asking for help, what would you do

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.

13 posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


14 posted on 11/21/2011 7:02:55 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: Lazamataz

I should say

office... is


15 posted on 11/21/2011 7:03:46 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: pgkdan
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.

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.

16 posted on 11/21/2011 7:04:58 AM PST by Jaidyn
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To: Lazamataz

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


17 posted on 11/21/2011 7:10:41 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Jaidyn

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.


18 posted on 11/21/2011 7:13:56 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Mr. K
I stand behind the bell ringer, and when you deliver the food, I distract them and steal it.

I wait for you to do this. It's the only way I can eat.

19 posted on 11/21/2011 7:17:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

Okay, twice in one morning? I was picturing Satan at the gate: “Welcome to hell! We have your reservation!”

Colonel, USAFR


20 posted on 11/21/2011 7:17:35 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr
Okay, twice in one morning?

You'll be posting "I'd hit it" by nightfall.

21 posted on 11/21/2011 7:18:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!

Uh, I mean, “AAUUUUGGGHHH!!!”


22 posted on 11/21/2011 7:19:50 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: USS Alaska
The police want information and this is what they post as a description?

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.

23 posted on 11/21/2011 7:23:54 AM PST by wbill
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To: Mr. K

Great idea.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 7:52:02 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Just4Him

Hope he enjoys his Change while he can.


25 posted on 11/21/2011 8:05:04 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Molon Labbie
Hoodies is a good start on the identities. Interesting how “hood” is a root word.

lol

26 posted on 11/21/2011 8:25:15 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: EBH

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.


27 posted on 11/21/2011 8:43:54 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Just4Him

Did the bell ringer take their picture(s) with his cell phone?..
Wouldnt happen in Alaska everybody is packin.. even the grannys..


28 posted on 11/21/2011 9:16:47 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Lazamataz

Do you hit them first?


29 posted on 11/21/2011 9:25:43 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: EBH
I always bring her a fresh cup of hot coffee on my way out.

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!

30 posted on 11/21/2011 10:25:14 AM PST by Jaidyn
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To: Just4Him

Crackheads

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).


31 posted on 11/21/2011 10:33:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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