Readers Choice: MARINE On Toys For Tots Duty Apprehends Thief Stealing Presents From Someone’s Car

Posted on December 14, 2011

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Massachusettes (Laurel J. Sweet-Boston Herald) Credit to Gaslamp Post reader Andy, for this story– Santa Fidelis!

Cops say a tough but humble young leatherneck in his dress blues was working a Toys for Tots detail in the Financial District Saturday night when he took down a heartless, screwdriver-wielding Grinch who had been interrupted as he broke into a family vehicle full of presents.

Clearly, he was doing double duty, picking up Toys for Tots and assisting us in apprehending a breaking and entering suspect. Good for him,” said Boston police officer Eddy Chrispin.

The Marine, a Leominster 22-year-old with the Devens-based 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, didn’t want any recognition for his deed. Through the police spokesman, he declined to be interviewed and asked that police not release his name.

Read more:     http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1212marine_tackles_toys_for_tots_as_well_as_thief/

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