Carteret Co. deputies say Toys for Tots collector legitimate

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man they were originally unsure was a legitimate Toys for Tots collector and said he picked up the toys due to a miscommunication from his organization.

Deputies said all the toys are safe.

The Sherriff’s Office has originally said they are unable to verify if he was a legitimate collector and wanted to contact him for questioning purposes.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Lt. Michael Panzarella at the Sheriff’s Office at 252-728-8400 or Carteret Communications at 252-726-1911.

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