What would you do here?

You are a police officer called to a local grocery store to take a shop-lifter into custody.  When you arrive you find that this shop-lifter that this shop-lifter is a down-on-his-luck single father and what he was caught shop-lifting was formula for his 6 month old son who he had with him.

Well this is the situation one officer in London, Kentucky found himself confronted with.  His solution?  He bought the formula for the father and let him go.

 

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Comments (32)

  1. fierylady

    Bless him. I wish more were like him!

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      Or that those who are were more visible

      February 02, 2015
      1. fierylady

        Absolutely!

        February 02, 2015
  2. Olla

    that is cool.. but food banks. hospitals. WIC, child care clinics, and even manufacturers give formula away all the time.. and I don’t know many people that would refuse food for a baby you are carrying in your arms.. this young father and anyone caring for a child with limited funds needs to be informed.. and besides formula.. they give away diapers too.. shoplifting is a crime.. but I am glad this officer decided that we don’t always have to send them to jail..

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      could be a bit of pride that kept him from a food bank or this was a totally new circumstance and he had not found the local food bank.

      February 02, 2015
      1. Olla

        I understand pride.. but.. pride goeth before the fall.. shoplifting is a crime.. but we will feed the children if given the chance.. young parents need to know.. there is help if you need it.. a lot of parents have had to eat a health helping of pride at some point in their career.. and pride is a cold bedfellow when one is in jail.. just sayin’

        February 02, 2015
        1. SEC

          agree, I hope the officer pointed him towards a few of these places as well.

          February 02, 2015
          1. Olla

            me too.. we all need help from time to time.. and I am glad he didn’t have to go to jail this time..

            February 02, 2015
          2. Olla

            I am also glad that the compassion and humanity of law enforcement is also highlighted here.. “COP” is not a dirty word…

            February 02, 2015
            1. SEC

              Amen to that

              February 02, 2015
  3. briton

    The officer did exactly the right thing.He enforced justice.

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      Demonstrated justice tempered by compassion and mercy indeed

      February 02, 2015
  4. EZWAYZ

    that works for me

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      February 02, 2015
  5. willsblog

    I would never advocate this scenario for the simple fact that the Liberals will use it to claim that ALL offenders should be let go. Stealing like lying is never right, never correct, and never achieves the desired results. While I applaud the officer’s generous spirit, the Liberals will carve him/her up like a fatted calf.

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      As I said elsewhere people of that persuasion are masters of the fine “art” of discontent.

      February 02, 2015
      1. willsblog

        Yes, they are. I remember your previous statement.

        February 02, 2015
        1. Nightbane

          There is a huge difference betweeen taking things dunt belong to you for avarice or greed and taking g a little food for survival, especially of an infant. Stealing is never correct in any case. Why a person took things should determine the level of punishment. I would consider community service and education in the resources available to those who haven’t enough food should be sufficient for a father simply trying to keep his infat child from starvation.

          February 02, 2015
          1. willsblog

            Ah, “huge difference” you say? So I guess that as long as the officer is doing what YOU think is alright, he is okay? So you are the judge and jury over what is “justice” and what is “avarice” or “greed”? I suppose you think yourself able to determine what is murder versus what is self defense too?

            February 02, 2015
            1. Nightbane

              Read the comment again, carefully. Then read the definitions of avarice and greed. I think is quite clear a man stole formula for an infant isn’t suffering from either.
              Yes, I do know the difference. Dont’ you?

              February 02, 2015
            2. willsblog

              I think that you think you know but, like all Liberals you only see what you want to. I think that you think yourself “better” than everyone else and that is why you fancy yourself as able to judge what is and what is not “avarice & greed” based upon your own definitions. Yes I’ve read your comments and once again have come up with the same conclusions, you are arrogant, selfish, and self-centered. Read my comment slowly as I know that you don’t understand things very well, you are too busy looking at yourself in the mirror…

              February 03, 2015
            3. wirelessguru1

              Fanatic (willsblog), you are worse than a night(bane)mare!!!

              February 04, 2015
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    2. wirelessguru1

      So fanatic (willsblog), why are you always lying around here!?

      February 04, 2015
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  6. Munkyman

    Several states have gleaning laws on the books that allow a shoplifter stealing necessities to be found not guilty of theft.

    February 02, 2015
    1. Nightbane

      good on them!

      February 02, 2015
  7. Bettymom

    The food bank here in our little town is only open for a very few hours a week, and only on three different days. He may have found the food bank closed!

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      Good point

      February 02, 2015
  8. monicaspeaks

    February 02, 2015
    1. SEC

      February 03, 2015
  9. sharnsgarden

    Let’s all whip around and buy this baby enough formula to get him to 12 months

    February 03, 2015
    1. SEC

      crowdfunding?

      February 03, 2015
  10. Dream_On

    There are many good hearted people in this world. Just the other day a stranger offered a random act of kindness my way. It makes one take pause and realize the GOOD we all have within.

    February 04, 2015
    1. SEC

      That it does

      February 04, 2015