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Florida man steals Toys for Tots cash donation box

Marion County sheriff's office
Marion County sheriff’s office

BELLEVIEW, FL– Police in Central Florida have arrested a man who stole a Toys for Tots cash donation box from a store earlier this month.

William Smith is accused of taking the box from a Dollar General in Marion County on Dec. 8th.

Authorities say Smith was seen on surveillance pushing a cart near the donation box. He then put the box under a baby carrier and left the store. 

According to the report, about $800 was said to be in the box at the time. 

Officials were able to track him down and made an arrest.

Smith faces a petit theft and a drug possession charge.