UPDATE: Thief caught after donation jar for BGPD officer stolen from Jet's Pizza

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Published: Jan. 7, 2020 at 2:41 PM CST
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UPDATE, January 8:

Bowling Green Police have arrested Quintin Cook for the theft of a donation jar from Jet's Pizza.

The funds being raised are for Officer Ed Pulley, who is battling cancer. Police say there were less than $500 in the jar. When an employee was distracted on Sunday, police say Cook grabbed the jar and fled with Troy Hardwick.

Officers received a tip that the two men had been at a camp behind the McDonald's on Campbell Lane. Officers found the two and interviewed them separately. Police say Cook admitted to the crime, saying it was his idea and that he spent the money on food. Hardwick denied any involvement.

Cook was charged with tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking under $500.



Bowling Green Police say they've identified the men, but are still looking for them at this point. Police thanked everyone for their help.


Bowling Green Police are asking for the public's help in finding who stole a donation jar from Jet's Pizza.

In the past,

the overwhelming support from the community in coming together to fundraise for Bowling Green Police Officer Ed Pulley, who is battling cancer.

Following a

Jared Nugent, of Jet's Pizza, has kept a jar on the counter for continual support.

That jar was stolen on Sunday, as seen on surveillance footage posted by Bowling Green Police.

Jet's Pizza

******UPDATE: We have identified them. Thank you for your help!******Help us identify these people. Lately, you have helped identify porch pirates and the likes taking thing belonging to others. Many of you have been or are involved in the support of Officer Ed Pulley. Ed's family has received over-whelming support from our community and they are eternally grateful. Jared Nugent keeps a jar on the counter in continual support for Ed and his family. On Sunday, these two stole the jar. If you know either or both, let us know. #bgpd #jetspizza

Posted by The Bowling Green Police Department on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Contact the department if you know who these individuals might be.

*****UPDATE We have identified them, just need to find them. Thanks to everyone. ********Here are some still shots of the people who took the jar from Jet's Pizza.

Posted by The Bowling Green Police Department on Tuesday, January 7, 2020