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Charity boot stolen from Boston fire station

September 16, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A firefighter’s boot placed outside a Boston fire station to collect money for charity has been stolen, and people are outraged.

The boot, attached to a metal lock box, has been outside the North End fire station for years, and in that time has collected thousands of dollars from passers-by to fight muscular dystrophy.

But in the past few days, someone grabbed the boot and the box, getting away with a couple of hundred dollars.

The empty boot and box were found nearby in the fountain near the Paul Revere statue. The boot had been cut open and the cash was gone.

Lt. David McCann tells WBZ-TV (http://cbsloc.al/16ck6aL ) it was “a very low thing to do.”

McCann says the boot will be back, but watched a little more closely.

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Information from: WBZ-TV, http://cbsboston.com

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