Man accused of trying to steal Angel Tree donation jar from Ardmore restaurant

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ARDMORE, OK -- Ardmore Police say they arrested a man Saturday afternoon who tried to steal money meant to help children this holiday season.

Officers say Gregory Byrne tried to get away with a donation jar from Denny's. Police say employees put the jar out so they could buy gifts for children on the Angel Tree in their restaurant. A little after noon, officers say Byrne stole the jar, but that nearby officers caught him in the woods behind Wilkinson's nursery.

He is being held in the Carter county Jail.