Jailed For Stealing Change Jar In Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A man who told police he was hungry and homeless will spend time in jail for stealing a change jar at the Superior Senior Center.

The “Pennies for Water” coin jar was collecting money to help install a well in a Tanzanian village. Thirty-six-year-old James Stillwell was tackled by officers who saw him running through the Superior Public Library parking lot with the jar last month.

Stillwell told officers he found the container in a snow bank. Although Stillwell had a cell phone, he did not call police about the jar.

The Duluth News Tribune says Stillwell has been sentenced to six days in the Douglas County Jail.

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