A man in Fostoria steals a donation jar from a gas station. The money inside would have helped the family of a local man fighting very aggressive cancer.
Troy Rice is battling stage 4, small cell lung cancer. He was diagnosed in August and the aggressive disease has taken a toll.
His daughter, Amy Hickle, says, "He was in the hospital on Friday and they told us that his 8 months went down to 2 weeks."
The devastating prognosis meant they'd need more money on top of the medical bills. So, family and friends helped organize benefits, and put 6 donation jars around town, hoping to help ease the financial burden.
On Wednesday morning, someone stole one of the jars. Surveillance video captured at the Clark Gas Station shows two men having a conversation with the clerk. The man on the left can be seen grabbing the jar, hiding it under his jacket, and walking away.
"It was kind of shocking," Rice said.
Now, his family hopes someone will recognize the men in the video and bring them to justice, before they do it to someone else.
"I would like to see them get punished," Rice said.
"If it was their funeral or their family would they want to be left high and dry?" Hickle said.
There was only about $25 in the jar, but family members say every penny helps.
If you would like to help the family has put together a benefit October 27th. It will be held at Stacey's Place at Fostoria Plaza from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call Beth Gray 567-208-3193.