Thieves are everywhere and each one carries a personal story upon their shoulders.
Whether you believe that stealing can sometimes be justified or not, this story will surely bring you to tears.KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Recently, the staff of the Food Lion grocery store based in North Carolina called the police to report a thief stealing groceries. They mentioned to the police that the woman is shoplifting food supplies.
Here Is What Happened
Keith Bradshaw, Senior corporal, and Candace Spragins, 1st Class Officer, soon arrived at the offender’s home. Despite being ready for anything, they didn’t expect what followed. The woman, a mother of three adopted children, paid the $36 worth of groceries to the cops.
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She then apologized and broke down. The woman told the cops that she recently went through a brain surgery and was unable to work. Her kids were starving as she didn’t have enough money to fill up their fridge. She told the cops that the kids weren’t eating for three days.
The officers were touched by her heartbreaking story and were shocked when they opened the fridge. They realize that it was a crime based on needs and not greed. Despite being required to criminally charge her with theft, Candace and Keith did something no one expected.
The two officers went back to the store and bought groceries worth $140 for her. Upon delivering the goodies to the woman, she hugged and thanked the officers.
What do you think about this incident? Was the woman right for stealing the food to feed her hungry children? What would you do if you were in her shoes or in the position of the cops?