Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter. SANDUSKY POLICE MONDAY, FEB. 13 10:39 a.m. - 200 block E. Monroe St., church pastor said man asked congregation members for money and rides. Pastor said he wanted to help, but the man had stolen food from church in the past. For the full daily police blotter from agencies across the area, pick up the Register or check out the e-paper.



hunger will drive a person to steal food. he should have gone through the dumpsters behind food stores and restaurants. a lot of good food gets thrown out.


It is illegal for people to take food from dumpsters behind the stores. This food is thrown out because it is outdated. If someone steals it from the dumpsters, eats it and gets sick, they can sue the store. Some stores have started mixing all the food together in a big mess before throwing it out. It is to bad that the stores can't give it away, because most of it will be good for a few days. However, in this sue happy world, that won't happen. If the store catches people taking food from their dumpsters, they can charge that person with theft.


If he is hungry, he could and should go to Victory Kitchen soup kitchen. They serve hot meals daily to anyone who comes in the door.


The same thing happened to us at our church during a family members wedding rehersal dinner.  A man with a small boy had entered the church looking for food and shelter for the night.  The boy was cold, hungry and in tears.  We fed them both and the group gave them money.  Their car had broken down.  We had three mechanics in the group and they fixed the mans car.  We gave them gas money and some food to take with them.  The mother had passed away and they were on their way to New London....(they showed us proof.in the form of a letter from an aunt offering them a home) they were from Michigan.  He had lost his job at a factory in Michigan.  They had little to nothing. 

We found out he was suspected of having tried to break into the church the night before and the police failed to catch him.  The minister was not happy that we all assisted him.  We no longer go to that church. 

I find it odd that a 'man of the cloth" refuses to aid someone in need.  Isn't it their job to assist?  Why couldn't HE tell the man at his church about Victory Kitchen?  Sad. 

joshua206's picture

Does not seem very Christian.