Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Madison bell ringer takes off with donation kettle, arrested for theft

Madison bell ringer takes off with donation kettle, arrested for theft

They proved it again with the fine levied against Dallas Cowboys' running back Ezekiel Elliott several days ago.

Authorities said they're not certain how much money was taken.

Join the 13abc action news team on Thursday, December 6th as we ring the bell for the Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio.

"What I'm telling my bell ringers and my volunteers is that it's a real sign of approval", he said. "It's all for a good cause". Salvation Army of Metro Detroit says it's always found around the same time frame and the same location, so it's believed to be the same mysterious person. "I'll pay their little fine".


Quarterback Dak Prescott was given a warning by the National Football League after he was dropped into the kettle by Elliott after a touchdown run later in the win against the Redskins. That caught everyone by surprise and the National Football League was likely swept up in the viral sensation of good will that the moment turned into.

"A lot of things they do you can find ridiculous but that's not really my business", he said.

Shannon Wise, a public relations representative for the Salvation Army, says the machines give people more options to donate, but spare change is still an important part of the fundraiser.

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