- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Salem police are looking for a man they say went to a church to ask for food then swiped a purse that belonged to the pastor’s wife.

The man entered St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Sunday and ran into Joy Morris.

She told the man they didn’t have any food, but went upstairs to ask her husband, the Rev. James Morris, for help.

The priest pulled $20 from his wallet, and walked down to give it to the man, but he was already gone.

Minutes later, they noticed the purse was missing. It contained a cellphone, credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and $5 in cash.

Police tell The Salem News (https://bit.ly/1bvrDnK ) that while it may have been a petty theft, it is still frustrating.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide