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Pawnbroker Raises Money for Kidnapped Women

By   /   May 12, 2013  /   No Comments

Pawnbroker Gail Linda Kopp was once a victim of a home invasion in which she was tied up and shocked with a stun gun as men ransacked her home.  As she watched the story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight on the news she felt compelled to do something to help them.  The three Cleveland women had been kidnapped as teenagers and held captive for ten years before escaping.  “I went through 45 minutes of hell, but they had to go through 10 years,” Kopp said.  The pawn shop owner decided to raise money by raffling off a pair of diamond earrings from her store.   The diamond stud solitaire earrings with a total diamond weight of 1.70 are worth about $2000.  Raffle tickets are $5.  Kopp has so far raised $95 and the raffle will happen on June 1st.

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