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Police Officer Buys Groceries for Shoplift Suspect, Sparks Positive Chain Reaction

by • October 24, 2013 • Amazing, Good NewsComments (0)12032

Florida police officer Vicki Thomas was called to a local grocery store after employees reported a woman attempting to steal about $300 in groceries. After running a background check on the suspect, a mother of three by the name of Jessica Robles, the officer made a shocking decision; rather than arresting the woman, Thomas instead decided to buy her $100 worth of groceries.

After finding no record of criminal activity, Thomas felt that Robles was simply trying to feed her family, and that “arresting her would not solve the problem of her children being hungry.” The only thing the generous officer asked for in return was a promise from Robles to help someone in the future, if she was able to. After word spread of the officer’s kindness, the community joined in, offering food and support to the grateful family. But that’s not all. A local business picked up on the story, and reached out to Robles to offer her a job. Looks like Robles may have the opportunity to keep her promise to Thomas sooner than she thought.

This heartwarming story is a powerful example of how one simple act of kindness can change an entire community.

Brought to you by personal injury attorney Dan Simon at Simon Law Group.

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