[Hpn] Salvation Army worker who was ordered by a judge to spend a night homeless for stealing a holiday kettle

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 07:21:28 -0500


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PAINESVILLE, Ohio - A Salvation Army worker who was ordered by a judge =
to spend a night homeless for stealing a holiday kettle containing about =
$250 returned to court Friday with red eyes and red cheeks.

Nathen Smith who was fitted with a GPS device to track his moves, spent =
Thursday night ducking in and out of government buildings for warmth, =
including a stop at the Lake County sheriff's office.

Smith also walked through a park, but did not go under a bridge where =
many of Painesville's homeless sleep, probation supervisor David =
Washlock said.

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"It's hard to find a spot to go that's warm, unless you're inside," an =
unshaven Smith told Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti, who issued the =
sentenced.

Smith, 28, worked as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army outside a =
Kmart store in nearby Eastlake on Dec. 17. Police arrested Smith at his =
mother's house after a co-worker reported that one of eight kettles was =
missing.

The Salvation Army uses kettle donations to help pay for food, clothing =
and shelter for the homeless.

Smith, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft, still must =
serve three days in jail, do eight hours of community service, get a =
general equivalency diploma and find a job, the judge said.

Painesville is about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland.

















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