“You got to be one sorry person to take a donation jar,” Man caught on camera stealing Dover High School donation jar

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OKLAHOMA - A man was caught on camera stealing a donation jar from a Dover convenience store.

The money inside was meant to help rebuild Dover High School that burned down earlier this month.

The Kingfisher County sheriff told NewsChannel 4 Wednesday they are still looking for the suspect.

If you have ever driven through the town of about 500, then you have passed by the 81 Express.

If you have stopped by recently, then you might have seen a donation jar duct taped to the register.

“It might not look that fancy, but at least making a point,” said Alyssa Kubat, a clerk and Dover High School student.

It is making a point to anyone thinking of stealing it.

 “You got to be one sorry person to take a donation jar, especially after all the town’s been through,” Kubat said.

The town is still hurting over the loss of their historic high school.

Many students and alumni watched as it went up in flames.

“I’d be the fourth generation to graduate from there,” Kubat said.

While class continues in the gym, the community is working hard to raise money to build a new school.

In the stolen donation jar was more than $200.

Evelyn Hernandez last saw it right before closing time, when a last minute customer came in the store twice.

“He said he got the wrong cigarettes, so I exchanged them for a different kind,” Hernandez said.

Then, when she turned her back, in a swift swoop, he snatched the jar.

No one knew it was gone until the next morning.

“It’s sad, because he’s not stealing from us personally," Hernandez said. "He’s stealing from the kids at the school.”

“First of all, I just want to know what his reason would be to take a donation jar for the school," Kubat said. "I mean, why would you do something like that?”

NewsChannel 4 learned the town of Dover is auctioning off an autographed football at 6 p.m. February 10th.

It has the signatures of 23 Heisman Trophy winners including Billy Sims and Jason White.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, six for $25 and 25 for $100.