Attempted theft from donation box at Halloween light show for teenage cancer patient

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BROOKLYN, Conn.–A good deed was tainted this week in Brooklyn.

A home located at 251 Wauregan Rd. in Brooklyn, Connecticut is known for its fabulous Christmas light shows, and this year added Halloween to the mix. The twist? A donation box placed in front of the house is helping to raise money for a local girl who has a brain tumor.

All money donated at the home will be given to Fighting for Emma, which is meant to help Emma’s family pay medical costs as she undergoes cancer treatments. Emma is a teenager who has a brain tumor, but she keeps a positive attitude and continues to be an honors student.

However, on Monday night someone tried to steal from the “Fight Like a Girl” donation box. Nothing was taken, but the owner notes that some of hte lights on the box were broken.

The owner went on to say that they are not pressing charges, and not much money was in the box anyway–it’s emptied several times a night to prevent theft.

“People like you are the only reason I HATE doing this,” the owner wrote on Quiet Corner Christmas’ Facebook page.

If you’d like to see the Quiet Corner light and music show or donate to Emma, the show will be on every night through Halloween from dusk to 10 p.m. To listen to the music that accompanies the lights, tune your radio to 95.1 FM.

If you’d like to donate directly to Emma, click here.