A firefighter’s boot that is used to collect money for the MDA was stolen from the front of a Boston Fire Department station in the North End.
Fire officials say someone stole the boot and the donation money inside late Sunday night or early Monday morning from Engine 8 Ladder 1 on Hanover Street. The boot is normally attached to a metal box, which is secured by a cable. Officials said someone cut the cable and took off with the boot.
It was later found near Battery Wharf. It’s not known how much money was stolen from the boot.
"They will not be deterred. It's a very worthy cause and the people of the North End and the tourists are always very generous,” Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald told the Boston Herald.
Boston police are investigating.