No day is a good day to steal from a Police Survivors Fund donation jar in Philadelphia, but on Sunday a group of four young punks allegedly made the decision to do just that at the worst possible time: Two days after the funeral of a fallen officer
An employee of the Auntie Anne's pretzel shop, on South Street near 4th, said that he caught the four teens taking wads of cash from the donation jar clearly marked as money to support police and firefighters shortly after 7 p.m. He called police.
"As soon as I saw what was happening, I said, ‘Everybody out,' " the employee, who asked that his name be withheld, said. "We caught them on camera." Police pulled the surveillance video from inside the store and got a good look at the two teen girls and two teen boys stealing from the jar, said Sgt. Paul Sprigg, of the South Street Mini Station.