Grinch stole a Salvation Army kettle in Tulare

FRESNO, Calif.

Earlier this week, a thief stole one of the signature red kettles from the Apple Annie's restaurant on Blackstone Avenue in Tulare.

The manager said a man dressed in a uniform similar to what Salvation Army employees wear, walked in and then took it. When he called to ask when they were bringing the kettle back, Salvation Army officials said they didn't send anyone to pick it up.

The kettle at Apple Annie's usually brings in close to $800.00.

Major David Scott said, "That's been there for 14 years during the Christmas season and never had a problem and it's one we really rely on for working with some of the teens we have requests for."

The Tulare Salvation Army hopes to serve 600-families this holiday season.

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