Police Arrest Man for Stealing Consoles from Sick Kids

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Police Arrest Man for Stealing Consoles from Sick Kids

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Local residents have donated a batch of consoles to a Charlotte cancer clinic, while police track down the person who stole the first batch.

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have apprehended a man in connection with the theft of five consoles from a pediatric cancer clinic earlier this month.

Multiple security cameras captured the thief on film - including a full shot of his face when he looked directly at the camera - leading police to arrest a 45-year-old man named Charles Everett Hinton, who has a history of breaking and entering, and theft.

Hinton has been charged with burglary, larceny after burglary, and damage to property after allegedly breaking into the Levine Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center on December 4th. Police say that the clinic was closed at the time of the burglary, so none of the patients actually came in contact with the thief.

It's not all doom and gloom however, as Anthony Calandra and Matt Shor - Charlotte residents who operate an Xbox repair business - were so moved by the story, they decided to donate some of their own consoles to the clinic. "First thing we thought of was 'How many do we have and let's get it to them,'" said Shor. "Donating our consoles means nothing to us, as far as losing them, but to them [pediatric patients] gaining them, it is everything," added Calandra.

Source: WISTV and The Charlotte Observer via Kotaku

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Mr Calandra. Mr Shaw. Who's awesome?

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As for the guy who stole the consoles in the first place? I hope they throw the book at him. And by book, I mean the Law Book of Ankh-Morpork. And that the guy throwing it is big and strong...

I wonder whats wrong with these people... Theres cases of this in Denmark too...
Your life really has to be in the shitter when you decide to steal from sick children...

How topical. And a Christmas movie in the making.... And a happy ending. Merry crimbo everyone of us....*sniff* Don't look at me... I... I just have something in my eye that's all.

Fantastic news :D

that dumbass deserves everything thats coming to him. Especially when the inmates find out what he is in for.

Stealing consoles!! HANG HIM!! Nothings to good for the sick bastard!!!

I think i'm gonna throw up...

Oh wait, he was stealing the from sick kids too!! thats just nasty...

I hope they tasered him. right in the face.

Faith in humanity restored.

I just threw up a little. That's disgusting. At least it's turned out all right.

To both Anthony Calandra and Matt Shor, you both are awesome people.

As for the guy who stole the consoles...

YES! THEY GOT THE FUCKER!!!

Trivun:
Mr Calandra. Mr Shaw. Who's awesome?

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As for the guy who stole the consoles in the first place? I hope they throw the book at him. And by book, I mean the Law Book of Ankh-Morpork. And that the guy throwing it is big and strong...

I agree on both counts.

I'm glad that the guy was caught, stealing from a cancer clinic that helps sick children is incredibly low. Glad he was caught, and hopefully when he's in jail he's asked why he's in there - "I stole from sick kids" - he gets whats coming to him.

Glad they caught this guy finally. I hope he gets a lump of a coal for christmas. That's code for I hope he gets anally violated by his cell mate. It would also be a bonus if the cell mate had a nickname of Coal or Cole.. I'm just saying.. =)

I wish a thousand d*cks in his a**.
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But seriously, I can't think of any action lower than what mr. Hinton performed.

Remove his genitals with a brick and then let the prison inmates have theyer way with him.

He should get every punishment under the golden sun for a crime this horrible.

And im a pacifist! Just think if i wernt.

Was there any need to post his picture?
He's already captured, so there is absolutely no reason to stick it on that article.

I'm glad they finally caught this bastard. Hopefully they throw him in the slammer for a long time and he's made into the prison whore. Then they won't need conjugal visits.

As for the Calandra and Shor, they just got extra karma points, since it's almost Christmas.

I hope he gets attacked by a super-witch bent on killing him while in jail.

Sorry, Buffy on the brain. Just finished Season 6...

It's not all doom and gloom however, as Anthony Calandra and Matt Shor - Charlotte residents who operate an Xbox repair business - were so moved by the story, they decided to donate some of their own consoles to the clinic.

Father grigori: Bwahaha, ahahaha!

Preparing for the xboxs to explode in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

This is too much like something out of a bad over-the-top Christmas drama/whatever for me to take seriously.

Stealing a handbag is one thing, but stealing game consoles from sick kids is enough to raise an angry mob on you.

I hope the military use him as target practice.

Don't drop the soap in the shower, Charles!

Anyways this was some good news for the Christmas Holidays.

Oh for fuck sake. Who cares who he stole from. He stole. He was caught, his sentence will be appropriate for the crime committed. Also the inmates may not like him, but all he did was steal shit: he won't register on their radar.

Aside from that, the absolute inability of the human race to forgive transgression will ensure his life will be more miserable than any prison stay.

Trivun:
Mr Calandra. Mr Shaw. Who's awesome?

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As for the guy who stole the consoles in the first place? I hope they throw the book at him. And by book, I mean the Law Book of Ankh-Morpork. And that the guy throwing it is big and strong...

I think by book I mean brick covered in acid would be more approprite.

May he meet a large man named Bubba while in jail and drop the soap.

See everyone? This is why we have the police. And why they have nightsticks, which I assume they employed at some point during the arrest. I'd be disappointed if they didn't, especially if he got the one cop with a kid in that clinic.

I am glad the thief has been arrested. What type of person steals from sick children? This guy is going to be viewed as a monster for what he has done.

Anthony Calandra and Matt Shor are awesome for donating their consoles to the children.

GOOD! They caught this sick bastard. What an asshole. I don't swear. Ever. But this guy just pisses me off so much I can't put it into words how happy I am that they caught him.

unacomn:
Faith in humanity restored.

Completely agreed good sir. Also I'm glad they got more consoles for them. Kids deserve them as well.

Not looking so damned smiley now, are you Mr. Hinton!?

Thank [insert personal specific deity] he was actually caught.

Ewwwww, XBOXES. Haven't these poor children suffered enough? First the cancer, then the stealing and now a vastly inferior console. Hell can't be any worse, kiddos.

This is the kind of happy ending that I like to hope for and feel all fuzzy inside when it happens, albeit far too rarely.

If someone's going to post "We don't know the full story..." comment, I swear to God.....

Lets all hope he drops the soap......

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