Suspects Dressed As Opposite Sex Steal Donation Jar for Baby’s Funeral Expenses

Joseph Horn - dressed as woman
Photo: Montgomery County Police Reporter

Two suspects who were dressed as their opposite sexes have been arrested in Texas for allegedly stealing a donation jar with money intended to help with funeral expenses for an 18-month-old baby. The jar was placed right in front of a poster of the deceased child when it was stolen.

Scott J. Engle of the Montgomery County Police Reporter told Breitbart Texas that Joseph Shane Horn (21) was dressed like a girl and the other suspect, Lyndsay Noelle Radabaugh (19), was dressed like a boy. Engle shot the video of Horn yelling and crying in the jail after he was arrested. Horn can be seen in the video saying “You did this. You did it. … You grabbed it. .. Tell the truth. Why don’t you tell the truth? You got me in trouble for something I didn’t even do.”

The jar was located at Pa Ro’s Pizza in Cleveland, Texas, a small city near Houston and Conroe.

The pair were arrested after the Cleveland Police Department obtained warrants for their arrest. The pair were seen abscounding with the jar reports local law enforcement officers.

The local news outlet reported that the pair have been charged with class B misdemeanor theft. The crime carries a possible fine of up to $2,000 and/or a sentence of up to 180 days in jail.

The jar had $640 in it on Monday night before it was stolen on Tuesday.

The monies were being collected for funeral expenses for little Greyson Lane McCool Terry. The child’s mother had been an employee at the restaurant.

Kayla McCool took her son to the local hospital with an earache. The situation grew worse and the boy ended up with double pneumonia. The toddler died five days later.

Although this story may shake one’s faith in humanity, something good happened as a result. Rex Evans, police chief for the Cleveland Independent School District, wrote a personal check for $650.

Chief Evans told Breitbart Texas that he had to help and wanted to replace the $620 that was lost and then some. Evans said, “When I first heard about the story, it really touched me. I have lost a child and the indignity of people trying to help you …, I just had to help.” Evans lost his daughter nine years ago.

Ro Chea who owns the restaurant said she will continue collecting donations for the memorial fund. Those who wish to donate may also do so at the Wells Fargo Bank.

Lana Shadwick is a writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2


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