Thursday, December 4, 2003

Cosmic Justice

From the NY Times:

Man Hit by Car After Swiping Donation Pot

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who stole a Salvation Army donation pot outside a drug store was hit by a car as he tried to run away, police said.

Edward Sanders, 40, grabbed the pot Tuesday and pulled it away after a short struggle with volunteer Patricia Parra, a 60-year-old woman who suffers from cerebral palsy, said South Tucson police Sgt. Dan Snyder.

As he started to run away, he was struck by a Honda sedan and police captured him.

The red pot and the $53.97 inside were returned to the Salvation Army, Snyder said.

“I think God has a poetic sense of justice,” he said.

Snyder, treated at University Medical Center, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and criminal damage.

Sounds more like “carmic justice.”