The charity “Firefighters Boot” was stolen (again) from Hanover Street outside the Boston Firehouse (Engine 8, Ladder 1) in the North End. A securing cable was cut and the boot was taken on Monday while firefighters were out on a call, between 3 and 6 am, according to CBS Boston.
The boot was recovered near Battery Wharf and has since been repaired and returned to its location in front of the Hanover Street fire station. It is not clear how much money was stolen.
The longstanding “Fill the Boot” collection supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The boot was last stolen in September 2013 and was rebuilt with a lockbox with funds raised by a Suffolk fraternity and the manufacturer, Metal Tronics.