Socks stolen from Ontario church

Canon Suzanne Craven, of the Church of the Epiphany in Oakville, holds the socks donated for the...

Canon Suzanne Craven, of the Church of the Epiphany in Oakville, holds the socks donated for the homeless on June 27, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

Talk about knocking someone’s socks off.

About 200 pairs of socks collected by parishioners at Oakville’s Church of the Epiphany on Bronte Rd. to donate to the homeless were allegedly stolen from a collection box June 20, Halton Regional Police said Friday.

News of the absurd theft spread after local police tweeted about incident Friday – with the hashtag #NewLow – and in turn, residents began donating new socks to replace the ones that had been stolen.

“They had a box in the front foyer of the church with the socks,” said Det.-Sgt. Julie Craddock. “The church pulled together and the socks were replaced by a lot of their members. And we’re doing a collection as well.”

Craddock said there were no witnesses around 11 a.m. to noon when the bin was allegedly taken, so there is no suspect information. The church does not have video surveillance.

“Usually what we find – and while I can’t say for sure – when we have a theft from charity boxes, it’


Videos

Photos