A 79-year-old Tennessee man was stunned by how members of his local police department responded over the weekend when he dialed 911 because he hadnâ€™t eaten in two days.
The 79-year-old called police for help on Saturday night â€” and their response is now getting national attention.
Five officers with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department drove to a local grocery store, purchased $160 of food from their own pockets and headed to the manâ€™s home to stock up his kitchen.
When the officers arrived with the groceries, the man was astonished.
â€œI think he was shocked â€” at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question,â€ officer Nathan Bolton told WKRN.
â€œItâ€™s difficult for us to see as police officers. Weâ€™re out here to take care of the public at large and that doesnâ€™t always mean stopping a car. Sometimes itâ€™s us doing little things like this,â€ officer Mark Billions echoed.
According to WKRN, the man has a fixed income and relies on his Social Security checks each month to make ends meet.
Officers were able to track down the manâ€™s caretaker who allegedly stole his debit card and used it to make purchases at various stores. The woman, 36-year-old Tammy Brooks, was arrested the next day and charged with theft and fraudulent use of a debt card.
Source: The Blaze
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