ATLANTA — A 12-year-old girl who was caught stealing a pair of shoes for her sister received help from a police officer and the entire department instead of a punishment.
Officer Che Milton responded to a shoplifting call in February and discovered the girl had stolen a $2 pair of shoes for her sister, CNN reported. She said she was trying to do something nice for her 5-year-old sister and her family couldn’t afford shoes.
Milton drove her home and found a small house with little furniture inside. The girl’s mom said the family of seven lived there and her husband worked a lot to make ends meet.
“I saw the conditions,” Milton said.“There was no food in the house and the kids were there.”
The officer decided to drive the girl home, and met with her family. There he found out that she was the oldest of 4 children, and that the mother was a stay-at-home mom because the family couldn’t afford daycare.
She went on to say that her husband has a job, but he doesn’t make a lot of money, and it is hard on the family. Milton could easily see the tough situation the family was in. So he decided to show them some kindness.
He bought 4 pizzas, and had them delivered to the house, along with drinks. He wanted to make sure they were taken care of for the night. But he did another thing that only a humble person would do. He did not want any recognition for his actions.
But the family wanted everyone to know what this officer did for them. He did such a selfless thing, and we cannot thank him enough.