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Cool Cop Buys Eggs for Lady Caught Shoplifting Eggs

Obviously, the police have been feeling a lot of heat lately with a series of nationwide (even global) protests about abuse of power, racial profiling and lack of accountability. But whatever trouble we might have with the justice system, we have no problems with Officer William Stacy, who is protecting and serving Tarrant, Alabama in some truly awesome ways. He was called to a Dollar General where employees had caught a woman stealing a dozen eggs. After he showed up, store employees made it clear they did not want to prosecute, and the woman explained she was struggling to feed her grandchildren, who were waiting for her in the car. That’s when Officer Stacy made an offer,

“He said, ‘If I give you these eggs, will you promise that you won’t shoplift anymore?'” Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno said. “He knew that she was telling the truth and that’s the reason he went in and bought the eggs.”

That’s right. Officer Stacy bought her the eggs, walked her out to the car and gave her a hug before sending her on her way. A few days later, Tarrant police signed the woman up for a local toy drive and helped coordinate donations of food and clothing. “Police officers do this all the time,” Reno said. “Of course, these are the kind of stories that never get told” …

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