Thieves Take Toys, Turkeys From Charity Drive

A Lexington group is scrambling to recover today after someone stole the gifts members were planning on giving to sick children and needy families.

The Bopsters Motorcycle Club on Shelby Street had been collecting toys for children at Shriner's Hospital and turkeys to put in food baskets for needy families.

Police say David and Charles Haddix broke into the club on Monday morning and took the toys and turkeys. Witnesses say they took those items away in broad daylight.

The men have been arrested, but police say they had already gotten rid of the stolen items. Both men are being held in the Fayette County Detention Center, facing several charges.

They Bopsters are still hoping to make Christmas bright for people in central Kentucky. If you'd like to help them by giving money, toys or food donations, you can stop by the club at 771 Shelby Street, which is at Shelby and Highlands off Louden in Lexington. You can find out more information by calling club member Billy Adams at (859) 523-0877.


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  • by Melissa Location: Flat Gap on Dec 23, 2007 at 06:55 AM
    "What are you in here for?"..." I stoled toy's from little children and turkeys from the poor." Being in JAIL with a CRIME like that, the inmates will get them!...LOL!!! And the Judge will get what's left of them!
  • by np Location: Versailles on Dec 21, 2007 at 12:31 PM
    Whether the Bopsters is a motorcycle club or a riding club is not important. What they were doing is important. I agree with Kenneth that forcing them to work to help the less fortunate would hopefully teach them a lesson and make an example of them. Actions speak louder than words. So, do something to help someone less fortunate this season, and maybe start with the Bopsters Motorcyle Club.
  • by John Logic Location: Toy Store on Dec 21, 2007 at 06:15 AM
    Perhaps we should purchase these children educational toys and instructional material so they don't butcher grammar like Sandra from Campton.
  • by sandra Location: campton on Dec 20, 2007 at 09:36 PM
    What is this world comming to? how could anyone be so selfish? takeing toys from sick children and takeing food from hungrey familys. i hope the men that did this have to go to jail for a long long time.
  • by hay dude Location: kentucky on Dec 20, 2007 at 03:38 PM
    well hate to here some lowlife would do kids like that,And I hope they stay in jail for a long time .BUT THE BOPSTERS ARE NOT A MOTORCYCLE CLUB THERE A RIDING CLUB BUT THAT DON'T GIVE ANYBODY THE RIGHT TO STEAL TOYS AND BILLY ADAMS IS NOT THE PRES ANY MORE HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR TO EVERYBODY
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Dec 20, 2007 at 02:15 PM
    I AGREE WITH KENNETH--THERE ARE TOO MANY THEIVES AND NOT ENOUGH ACTION TAKEN TO GET RID OF THEM. TIME FOR THE GOOD CITIZENS TO START GIVING THEM LESSONS THEY WON'T SOON FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by JR Location: Pikeville on Dec 20, 2007 at 01:16 PM
    Anyone who steals toys from children let alone sick children should automatically be given the maximum sentence, no questions asked, and boycot any attorney who defends such criminals!!!
  • by Kenneth Location: Kentucky on Dec 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    Well I hope that the thieves gave the toys and the food to some really needy children and needy families. But they probably sold the items and bought drugs or booze. Maybe they need to help The Bopsters Motorcycle Club by doing about four or five days of Community Service to help the club get more items for the needy children and families. Chain them to a pole downtown with a bucket for donations sounds good to me for starters.

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