Posts Tagged ‘salvation army’

You’ve been there before. It’s a Sunday afternoon, you’re at Wegmans, and let’s face it, you’re a little hungry. What’s so wrong about taking a few bites of a soon to be paid for bagel? Call me a fat ass, but I do that kind of thing all the time–have a few grapes while I’m shopping, a bite of a bagel, a swig of a water bottle, it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, right?

Well, according to a recent arrest in a Honolulu Safeway supermarket, it’s kind of a big deal. A pregnant woman by the name of Nicole Leszczynski was charged with fourth degree theft, along with her husband, for chomping on a chicken sandwich and honestly forgetting to pay. Once caught by security, she offered to pay the few dollars the sandwich was worth. She even showed them the wrapper as evidence that she had the intention of paying. Oh, and did I mention her two-year-old daughter was taken away for 18 hours by the state because of this whole debacle?

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DONATE, don't steal!

DONATE, don't steal!

Every holiday season we see them, we hear them, we give to them, and we usually feel sorry for them as they stand out in the cold. Yes, I’m referring to the cheery people who ring the bells while collecting donations for the Salvation Army. They have become a symbol of the holiday season, reminding people of those who do not have much during the holidays and how important it is to give back.

On Monday, one collector’s night was not so pleasant when, Shawn Krieger, a 44 year old man from Ohio, stole one of the kettles full of donations outside of a store, and proceeded to say to the donation collector, “I can’t stand you and your bell ringing. I hate Christmas.”
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