MAN STEALS FROM HOSPICE
It's a place of comfort and safety for the terminally ill in their last days. One man entered a hospice in Marion County and stole a piece of that comfort.
Police are looking for a man thought to be in his thirties who is either white or hispanic with a slim build and a mustache.
Police say he walked into the Tuscany house in Summerfield and signed in as someone visiting a family member. Staff got suspicious, however, when he went into an area that was closed off.
He came out with a '36 inch plasma tv covered in bedsheets. An employee tried to stop him but the man escaped in his red 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Captain Dennis Strow with the Marion County Sheriff's Office says, "Well here's a guy that feels like he needs to steal something that is used to comfort someone in their final days on earth. "
The TV is valued at around two thousand dollars. Police are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 368-STOP.
by Sarah Pusateri WCJB TV 20 News
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