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Off the Wall News: Pop accused of stealing 8-year-old son's toys, pawning them for drug money

Aaron Krause, Norwalk Reflector • Dec 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM

NORWALK, Ohio — A homeless man reportedly with a history of stealing from family members is accused of stealing video games and action figures from his 8-year-old son and pawning them for money to buy drugs.

Jeremy Morrow, 33, and his girlfriend, Gala Barney, 44, also homeless, were charged with misdemeanor theft and booked into the Erie County Jail.

However, thanks to his grandmother, the boy will have toys for the holidays, Erie County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Papineau said.

Morrow — possibly estranged from the boy's mother, who has custody — was visiting the house in Milan Township earlier this month, Papineau said. A week later, the boy's mother realized the items — a Nintendo 3DS and related games and a Skylander Xbox 360 — were missing. The woman called police and said she believed her son was involved because he has a past history of stealing from family members, Papineau said.

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