Computers, games stolen from Capuchin soup kitchen for the homeless

Who would break into the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Detroit's east side?

“Let me catch the crook, the low-down dirty scum who violated and defiled Jesus Christ’s kitchen,” said Joshua Dickerson, who wants the crook caught.

A little after midnight Tuesday morning, somebody broke in through the back door and stole three computers, a printer, and some games and puzzles from Capuchin's Rosa Parks Children and Youth program. It’s not the biggest heist in history. 

“I feel sad that somebody was so desperate to steal from the children’s program at Capuchin Soup Kitchen,” said Sister Nancyann Turner, Capuchin's Rosa Parks Children and Youth Director.

No one was hurt, no donor information was stolen, and the soup kitchen and youth program continue to operate.

“You're going to do that? Bite the hand that feeds you.  That's stupid. They need to stay away,” said Gregory Hall, angry about the break-in.

Breaking into a building is a felony, and if they catch someone they’ll have to pay the consequences, but breaking into a soup kitchen?

“Capuchin has been helping everybody. For someone to come in and do this - all you had to do was ask," said Frank Shannon, Capuchin supporter.

In fact, besides other programs, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen feeds about 2,000 people a day and they’ve been around since 1929.

“We’re just grateful that no one was hurt, and that we have wonderful benefactors that will help us I’m sure," said Sister Turner.

You can help Capuchin Soup Kitchen here.

The Detroit police responded, however the thief is still on the run.

“He better be on the run, because once we catch him, it's going to be lights out Tony. I’m not talking about little James Tony. I’m talking about big James Tony," said Dickerson.

That’s a reference to James Tony the boxer.
 


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