Skip to comments.Rock Hill thief steals donation jar meant for child with cancer
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 didnt 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 Scotts 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; Im at a loss for words, said William Elkins, Emilys 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.
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 Gods help, I am gonna beat this.
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“If I had a son, he would look like . . . “
Not guilty. One of Eric Holder’s people.
This guy needs to be executed on principle.
Very likely a drug addict. They will literally do anything for their next hit.
Thieves will steal anything. People are often surprised at what they steal. I’m not. Thieves are SOBs.
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.
This guy needs to be executed on principle.I agree.