Officer accused of stealing from Make-A-Wish

Officer accused of stealing from Make-A-Wish

Officer accused of stealing from Make-A-Wish

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by Molly Smith (WREG/CNN)

KSDK

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 8:01 PM

MEMPHIS-- A Memphis police officer is accused of trying to steal money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It happened at Memphis International Airport and the entire incident was caught on camera.

The video shows a mad dash for the cash. Police say Officer Ronald Harris tried to steal money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation as they were dropping off $1,500 to a family going on a wish trip. Somehow Harris knew about it.

Police say Harris head-butted Nathan Moore, whose forehead was cut so badly he needed stitches. Moore refused medical attention and insisted on getting on the plane with his family.

Harris is now suspended from the Memphis Police Department. New reports show he was already on leave seeing a psychologist and may suffer a mental disorder. His wife says he's threatened to kill her.

Police say they found stolen mail in his car that belonged to his neighbor.

WREG-TV went to Harris' neighborhood to see what people had to say about this recent behavior. They had mixed reviews.

"He's a super nice guy. He would do anything for anybody. He's so kind. He's just, I can't imagine anyone saying anything bad about Ronnie," said one neighbor.

Another neighbor who didn't want to go on camera said Harris had him sent to jail, accusing him of slashing his tires, a crime he says he didn't commit.

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