Ga. Salvation Army bell ringer thwarts charity bucket theft



ALBANY, Ga. — A Salvation Army volunteer in southwest Georgia couldn’t bear to stand aside after thieves snatched his donation bucket. Instead, 65-year-old Larry Adams sprang into action when someone grabbed his bucket outside the Albany Mall and hopped into a pickup truck. WALB-TV reports Adams reached into the driver’s side window as the thieves tried to drive away. Adams says he kept pulling on the steering wheel until the driver stopped and handed the bucket back to him. Albany police said they’re still investigating the attempted charity heist. Adams has volunteered as a Salvation Army bell ringer for two years. He hasn't missed a shift outside the mall since the attempted theft.

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