Cop Pays For Shoplifter's Clothes And Learns He Got The Job

June 18, 2018

A shoplifter in Toronto was caught stealing clothes at Walmart. But when Constable Niran Jeyanesan arrived to arrest him, he was moved by the 18-year-old's story and decided not to press charges and buy him the clothes instead.

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Credit: Niran Jeyanesan / Facebook

On Sunday night, two officers were called to a Walmart for a reported theft.

Upon arrival, an 18-year-old man was apprehended by the store's security guard for stealing a dress shirt, tie and socks for a job interview.

Now the officer has revealed that the young man got the job, and will begin work next week.

"He is starting Monday," Jeyanesan said in an email sent to CP24. "He told me he actually wore the shirt and the tie (to the interview)."

"I'm just so happy!"

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Credit: Niran Jeyanesan / Facebook

Jeyanesan said the man's story compelled him to do something out of the ordinary.

"This young person has been facing his own difficulties in life and he was looking to straighten out all that by providing for his family and trying to get a job," he said.

"This individual didn't have any resources," he said. "He wanted to go get that job. That was in his mind. I think he truly made a mistake."

Jeyanesan also said not only did the teen get a new job but his father is now employed as well.

"We were able to get his father a job as well through some friends who were willing to help out," he said.

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