The Daily Positive: Policeman Helps Shoplifting Mother

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The title may seem off but it’s true. A mother was caught shoplifting and the policeman called to the scene decided to help this struggling mother of six.

Sarah Robinson, a mother of six from Kansas City, Kansas, went to a Walmart store earlier this month, after running out of diapers for her 2-year-old twin daughters, ABC News reported. The family had fallen on hard times after Robinson’s husband died a few years ago and without money to buy what she needed, the mother tried to steal diapers, wipes and shoes.

The officer listened to Robinson’s story and learned that the family had been struggling financially. After issuing Robinson a citation for theft, Engraville went into Walmart and used his own money to purchase the items the family needed, The Kansas City Star reported.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Following the incident, Police Chief John Morris and Sgt. Randy Costlow helped Robinson set up a bank account, Prairie Village Post reported. And as the news of Engravalle’s good deed spread, local radio stations also got involved in helping the family. Hosts of KMBZ’s radio show “Dana and Parks” put out a call for donations and brought in more than $6,000 for the family. KCMO, another station, organized a donation drive to collect some basic essentials for the family as well as other monetary donations.

Take a look at the entire story.

 

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