2 donation jars swiped from restaurant
State police at Kiski are seeking information on the theft of two donation jars containing less than $100 in the past two months from a Salem Township restaurant.
Cpl. Christopher Terrana reported that the most recent theft at the Lamplighter Restaurant off Route 22 occurred Oct. 15 when the thief took approximately $30 in a donation jar benefitting Steve Dezember, a Georgia man with local ties who is battling ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Dezember, 30, of Johns Creek, Ga., was diagnosed in 2011. Two days later, he proposed to his girlfriend of six months, Hope Cross, formerly of Mt. Pleasant. Two months later, the couple married.
Their wedding was featured in February 2012 on an episode of TLC's “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta.”
Kate Ferri, whose family operates the Lamplighter, said the Dezembers are family friends and the Ferris have held fundraisers benefitting the couple.
“I was really surprised someone would do this. But I hope police are able to get some information on the thefts,” Ferri said.
On Sept. 15, a jar containing about $60 to benefit the Delmont Salem Rotary Club was removed from the restaurant, police said.
Anyone with information on either theft is asked to call 724-727-3434.
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