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Rock Hill thief steals donation jar meant for child with cancer
Rock Hill Herald ^ | August 2, 2012 | Andrew Dys

Posted on 08/06/2012 6:23:23 AM PDT by kevcol


William Elkins, father of Emily Elkins, at Scott's Food Store in Rock Hill
where a donation jar for his daughter with cancer was stolen Tuesday.


ROCK HILL [SC] — Just when crime in Rock Hill didn’t seem it could get any worse, a villain drops to ugly depths uncharted in seas of maiming, shooting, stealing.

A thief stole $70 from a kid with cancer.

A man early Tuesday told a Scott’s Food Store clerk he needed water, got the water from the gracious employee, then stole the jar that had been collecting dollars to help for the treatment of 13-year-old Emily Elkins. At the time of the theft, Emily was lying in a hospital bed in the middle of a five-day stretch of brutal chemotherapy that hopefully will save her life.

“I am just dumbfounded; I’m at a loss for words,” said William Elkins, Emily’s father, who works in maintenance at the S.C. Department of Transportation. “If somebody needed the money more than my sick daughter, well, I just would have given the guy the money.”
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“To make it worse, he was at the counter reading about the little girl,” Kumar said. “He knew what he was stealing, and from whom he was stealing.”

The theft, reported Tuesday to Rock Hill police, remains unsolved.

Just after she was diagnosed, Emily cried but wiped away tears. She defiantly stood in the kitchen, her father recalled, and said, “With God’s help, I am gonna beat this.”

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldonline.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; cancer; rockhill; thief
...Emily's cancer donation jar thief:

1 posted on 08/06/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

“If I had a son, he would look like . . . “


2 posted on 08/06/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: kevcol

Not guilty. One of Eric Holder’s people.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

This guy needs to be executed on principle.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:32:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kevcol

Very likely a drug addict. They will literally do anything for their next hit.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: kevcol

Thieves will steal anything. People are often surprised at what they steal. I’m not. Thieves are SOBs.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:39:04 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: kevcol

Asked for water?

Now we know Adam Smith is hiding in Rock Hill, SC, and he has a new job...stealing donation jars off of counters.

Love the “Holder’s People” ghillie suit, Adam. Clever disguise.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 7:03:20 AM PDT by moovova (Chic-fil-A is good...and right.)
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To: dfwgator
This guy needs to be executed on principle.
I agree.
8 posted on 08/06/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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