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….