WTF News: Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle From Good Samaritan

A Salvation Army Bell ringer got his kettle and money stolen in a North Carolina shopping mall.

Now that the 2013 holiday season is in full swing, Salvation Army charity workers are popping up left and right but their good deeds don’t always keep them immune from unfortunate incidents as one person in North Carolina found out.

According to N.C. police, someone stole a salvation army kettle from a bell ringer who left his post to help a grandmother and her four grand kids through shopping mall doors.

Via AP:

Winston-Salem police say bell ringer James Griffin III told them when returned from the Belk store to his post, the kettle and the $50 in it were gone.

Police Lt. Brad Yandell says there is no video of Tuesday’s theft, and investigators have no leads.

Maj. James Allison, commander of the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, says the agency would have helped if the thief had a need.

Griffin returned to his spot on Wednesday, and the Belk store manager put $100 into the replacement kettle. At least this situation ended fairly well but it’s sad that the thief didn’t just ask for help. Something tells me they were just being greedy.