Someone in the Halifax area has stooped to a new low — stealing poppy money from a coffee shop.
CBC News aired security video Wednesday from a Tim Hortons in Cole Harbour that clearly showed a middle-aged patron taking a poppy tray from the counter and leaving the store.
The balding man appears to be in his 50s.
The video shows him buying a coffee, then inching the tray to the edge of the counter before taking a seat.
When staff is away from the counter, he returns and picks up the poppies and money and leaves the store.
Lillis McInnis, a supervisor at the coffee shop, said she cried when she watched the video.
"I work with two girls here who lost a nephew in Afghanistan, and to have someone come in — not a teenager; a grown man in his 50s or 60s — and steal from the vets, it really disappoints me," she told the CBC.
Last night they had one of the workers interviewed talking about how many in her direct family served, how some are currently fighting in Afghanistan and how much it disturbed her how someone could be so low.