Skip to comments.Bell Ringer Beaten After Wishing Man ‘Merry Christmas’
Posted on 12/21/2017 7:49:25 AM PST by Red Badger
ROSEVILLE (CBS13) A Salvation Army bell ringer was attacked in front of Walmart for simply spreading holiday cheer.
Weve all heard it; the jingle that means its nearly Christmas and ringing in sounds of hope for donations.
But not everyone is in the giving spirit.
I greet everybody, 'Merry Christmas,' said Rev. Jamie Wolfe, Sr.
Sadly, those two simple words got this bell ringer knocked out.
He haymakered me, hit me, got me down on the ground and we started wrestling, at that point Im fighting for my life, Wolfe Sr. said.
The man wasnt after the kettle money, but instead, his cheer.
Definitely unexpected, he claimed.
It was a savage attack not even a Grinch could compare.
Store says they love him and hes been the best bell ringer theyve ever had, so an attack thats unprovoked is very surprising and very unfortunate. Its not the call wed expect to get at night, or ever said Lt. Steve Pavlakis with the Salvation Army.
Pavlakis has been with the organization for 14 years, and this hasnt happened.
Its really saddening that one of our bellringers would be out there working day after day for us thats met with hate and punches to the face and kicks to the face, Pavlakis said.
The reverend is shaken up and suffered bumps and bruises, but says this wont ever take away his Christmas spirit.
Its really rewarding, he said.
And you can bet that bell will keep on ringing.
Ill be right back out there doing it again tomorrow, Wolfe Sr. said.
He was checked out at Kaiser Permanente just in case.
Meanwhile, the suspect is still on the run. Police hope surveillance video can help put that man behind bars.
Gee, I wonder what denomination the attacker was....
Jehova’s Witness obviously..................
They don’t give out descriptions.
Might offend someone....................
> Description, please? <
The article describes the attacker as a “man”. With a description that complete, some alert citizen is bound to spot him and call the police.
Good one red. I feel better now for the 2 donations we’ve made for the army of Salvation.
On another subject, if I knew where you lived I would like to bring my hound to hunt you down. Merry Christmas you old animal.
The attacker would have had his ass kicked around these parts...we don’t allow such goings-on.
My bet is that the attacker is a militant white liberal. They are most likely to be set off by “Merry Christmas”. Most of them are powder kegs waiting to explode at the slightest provocation.
The story sounds a tad fishy but it is California.
I’ll be ringing for the next 2 days. People are always nice except when they fight over the handifat spaces and carts...which they do.
Too bad none of us was there.
Based on the news, do you really need one? A Knockout Fan, from Freakifornia no less.
A devout atheist, no doubt...
Fishy?...The guy has scrapes all over his face and there is security video....................
My wife and I were checking out at Home Depot last week, and each wished the cashier “Merry Christmas” She said nothing in return, instead giving us a sort of “FU” look
Home Depot was send a description of the incident by email that evening. She could have said “thank you” at the minimum even if it was “beneath” her to wish us a Merry Christmas at all
Bam humbug. I felt alot better after complaining. Customer service types need to get the message loud and clear. Don’t insult your customers.
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