Would-be armed robber loses dollar to Salvation Army bell ringer

CONWAY (Log Cabin Democrat) - Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Salvation Army bell ringer outside of JC Penney in Conway Towne Centre Tuesday night.

The bell ringer told police he originally didn't report the incident because he was a veteran and wasn't afraid after it happened.

According to officials, the driver of a red Chevrolet Camaro, a black male believed to be in his 20's, pulled up to the bell ringer and offered a dollar for the Salvation Army's kettle. The volunteer then reportedly placed the dollar into the kettle and turned to thank the man for his donation, but instead found himself face-to-face with a 9mm handgun.

The driver demanded the kettle, but the bell ringer refused. The pair reportedly stared at each other for a while before the man drove away from the scene.

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