UPDATE: Police arrest man accused of stealing donation jar containing money for ill officer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A 21-year-old homeless man has been arrested in connection to the theft of a donation jar, containing money meant to be sent to a Bowling Green police officer battling cancer.
According to an arrest citation, Quintin Cook admitted to taking the jar and spending the money on food. Cook was apprehended after a tip came into police alerting them that Cook was living in a homeless camp in an area off of Campbell Lane.
Last Sunday, the jar was stolen from Jet’s Pizza on Campbell Lane. Surveillance video captured the crime. According to an arrest citation, the jar contained around $500 and was going to be given to Officer Ed Pulley, who is battling neuroendocrine cancer.
Cook is charged with theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence.
He is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail and being held on a $5,000 bond.
The other man seen in the video, Troy Hardwick, was not arrested and denied any involvement, according to the arrest citation.