Store owner: Customer stole Wounded Warrior Project donation jar

Posted at 11:14 PM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-12 06:30:13-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Surveillance video shows a man stealing a donation jar meant for the Wounded Warrior Project at the Blackwater Trading Post, according to the owner.

The man only got away with $30 to $50, but Chance McCracken, the owner, says it's about the principle.

"It's pathetic. It takes the worst kind of bottom feeder to do something like that."

McCracken says the theft happened Sunday evening and he has reported it to police, but understands because of the low amount of money stolen it's not likely to get a lot of attention. Still, he would like an apology and an explanation.

"I want to understand why he thought it was okay for him to take the money that was supposed to go for prosthetic legs, mental treatment, wheel chairs," he said.

The incident won't stop him from donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, and he says he'll get another jar that will be harder to steal.