Gold tooth dropped into Kansas City donation kettle

5 years 1 month 1 day ago Friday, December 19 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Friday, December 19, 2014 12:39:00 PM CST December 19, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Salvation Army spokesman said someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

Spokesman Rick Carroll said Thursday that he's found diamond rings, silver bars and four-leaf clovers but has never heard of a tooth donation. He says the item could be worth $100 depending on the amount of gold it contains.

Kansas City's Red Kettle Campaign began Nov. 7 and is currently running about $50,000 behind where it was a year ago.

Carroll said he at first considered the donation to be gross, but now thinks it's a nice gesture. He worries that the donation might have been unintentional and he is temporarily hanging onto the tooth in case someone claims it.

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