Mark Engravalle, a police officer from Roeland Park, Kansas, recently received a call for a shoplifting case at the local Walmart. Sarah Robinson, a down-on-her-luck mother, was caught trying to steal diapers, baby wipes, children’s clothes and shoes form the store.
Engravalle, doing his job, issued Robinson a citation for misdemeanor theft.
However, as Engravalle is also a human being, he went above and beyond the call of duty, doing something extraordinary for the tearful mother of six who had recently lost her job and her husband due to tragedy.
Via ABC News:
When Roeland Park police officer Mark Engravalle arrived, he noticed that some of the children with Robinson were barefoot and had dirty feet.
“He noticed [what she stole] were necessities like diapers, shoes for the kids, some clothing,” Roeland Park public information officer John Demoss told ABC News. “He asked her what the situation was, and she broke down crying.”
“My heart just dropped. I didn’t know what to say or do. It was horrible. I thought I was going to jail,” said Robinson.
After releasing Robinson with a citation for misdemeanor theft, Engravalle went back inside the store with her children and bought diapers, baby wipes and clothes for the children. He even let the girls pick out their own shoes.
“The officer had two children of his own, and he thought of his two kids,” Demoss said. “He thought it was the right thing to do.”
“He couldn’t have been nicer to my girls,” Robinson said. “And then I got a call the next day saying they wanted to help us further and help us get a place to live.”
Take a look at the Fox News report on Engravalle’s act of kindness…
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