Man says Salvation Army bell-ringer berated him for not giving

A man shopping in the Twin Cities says he'll never give to the charity again after a bell-ringer harassed him as he left a store. The Salvation Army tells the Star Tribune that, if it can substantiate the man's report, it will make sure the offender never rings the bell again.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A man shopping in the Twin Cities says he'll never give to the charity again after a bell-ringer harassed him as he left a store. The Salvation Army tells the Star Tribune that, if it can substantiate the man's report, it will make sure the offender never rings the bell again.

Next Up

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Alibi Drinkery owner denied liquor license for Northfield restaurant

The state took action against Lisa Monet Zarza for violating COVID-19 executive orders.

Screen Shot 2021-04-16 at 10.06.46 AM

Deputy dies suddenly while on duty at Olmsted County Jail

The deputy had worked for the county since 1995.

covid, vaccine

Pop-up vaccine clinics provide access to Minnesotans in need

There will be 12 more pop-up clinics by the end of April.

ambulance

State Patrol: Man ran onto I-94, was fatally hit by car

He had been involved in a separate crash prior to running onto the freeway.

mississippi river

Crews search for person in Mississippi River in Minneapolis

The fire department lost visual of the person Thursday evening.

Brooklyn Center, protest, Daunte Wright

Police back off on 5th night of protests in Brooklyn Center

No tear gas or any other crowd control munitions were used.

Brooklyn Center unrest

National Guard soldiers asked to leave labor union HQ, sparking controversy

The military presence in the Twin Cities has been wearing on residents, but the decision to ask them to leave has been criticized by Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders.

Rennia Davis

Lynx select Rennia Davis in 2021 WNBA Draft

The Tennessee wing was selected ninth overall

Related

Salvation Army suspends bell-ringer for allegedly hassling shopper

A charity has suspended a bell-ringer after a shopper said the person harassed him and scared his son while they were leaving a store in Inver Grove Heights.

U.S. Bank partners with Salvation Army to develop bell ringer app

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank, and the Salvation Army have teamed up to create a new iPhone app that lets volunteers sign up for bell-ringing time slots at 400 Twin Cities kettles this holiday season, according to a company news release.

'We were wrong': Fleet Farm to allow Salvation Army bell-ringers after all

The Minnesota-based retailer has changed its mind after banning bell-ringers outside stores. An executive had said the company feared allowing bell-ringers would open the floodgates to anyone who wanted to use store property.

Salvation Army 'copycat'

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and a string of $1,000 donations to area Salvation Army kettles has inspired at least one 'copycat' giver.

Thief nabs Salvation Army bell-ringer's backpack; items valued at $2,440

The backpack had the woman's winter clothes, checkbook, keys and prescription medication. The Pioneer Press reports the items were valued at $2,440.