Bah Humbug! “I can’t stand you and your bell-ringing. I hate Christmas!” yells robber.


“You’re lucky I’m giving you THIS finger!”

[Holy] Toledo, Ohio – Police on Monday arrested a man suspected of swiping a Salvation Army kettle full of donated money and pushing one of the Christian charity’s bell ringers to the ground when she tried to take it back.

Shawn P. Krieger, 44, of Toledo, was sought in the robbery Sunday evening in Maumee, in northwestern Ohio, of a kettle filled with cash donations.

According to The Blade newspaper, police say the man grabbed the kettle outside a store. The bell ringer grasped at the chain suspending the kettle and tried to take it back. But police said she was pushed down by the man, who told her: “I can’t stand you and your bell-ringing. I hate Christmas.”…

The truck, which was reported to have been stolen, and the empty kettle were recovered in separate locations.

A heart-warming story to begin your holiday season. Perhaps the first in a series….

4 thoughts on “Bah Humbug! “I can’t stand you and your bell-ringing. I hate Christmas!” yells robber.

  1. Cinaedh says:

    I don’t much care for Xmas either but I do respect the charity work of the Sally Ann.

    I hope the Judge makes him wear a Santa suit and stand in the freezing cold, ringing a bell until he refills that kettle – twice.

    Ho! Ho! Ho!

  2. moss says:

    I stopped supporting Sally when they withdrew from the National Council of Churches. Seems the NCC said women had a right to choose whether or not they had an abortion.

    Sally says no such right exists.

    • Cinaedh says:

      I’ve always been uncomfortable with the entire religious aspect of the Sally Ann.

      I also hate to compromise.

      Still, unless things have changed in the past few years, sometimes they’re the only ones still on the streets when everyone else is snug in bed.

      It will be a sad day when the religious zealots destroy them, leaving no-one at all but that’s what zealots do, isn’t it?

    • Mr. Fusion says:

      At least I’m not the only one with the same outlook.

      Many years ago (about 1970) the Sally Ann would ask for donations of used goods for their store. The store helped support their “charitable work”. Well there was a huge fire one day and several homes were lost, including all the contents. When the Sally Ann was asked if they would like to give some of their donated furniture they declined. That furniture was for sale in their store, not charity.

      I am not a big fan of preaching to a hungry homeless person about YOUR god while his stomach is rumbling.

Leave a Reply to moss Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.