Officer Finds Mom Trying To Steal Groceries, Buys Her $100 Worth Of Food

October 24, 2013

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She's got a shiny badge and a heart of gold.

A kindhearted police officer took a Florida mom grocery shopping after arresting her on shoplifting charges.

Miami-Dade Police Officer Vicki Thomas was asked to arrest Jessica Robles after employees at a supermarket saw her steal food.

Thomas asked Robles why she did it, and she responded that her children were hungry. Thomas ran a check on Robles, saw that there was no major criminal history in her background. She charged her with a misdemeanor and gave her a notice to appear in court.

Then, Thomas took Robles to buy groceries for her family.

"She touched me, when I asked her why she did it and she said she needed to feed her children, I could relate," said Thomas. "I was a single mom and without the help of my family, that could have been me. And so I needed to do my job but I also needed to help her...arresting her wasn't going to solve the problem with her children being hungry. "

Since the story has gone viral, Robles has had many people reach out to offer help.

Officer Thomas says even though she didn't seek out attention for her generosity, it is nice to be appreciated.

"That $100 to me was worth a million," said Thomas. "The only thing I asked of her is when she gets on her feet, that she helps someone else out."

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