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

Posted on December 14, 2011


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.

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