Police officer gives homeless man $100 to buy uniform for new job
MADISON, Wis. — Police were called Friday morning to the Shopko located at 2201 Zeier Rd., where they said they encountered a surprisingly cooperative shoplifter.
Police talked to the 33-year-old accused shoplifter, who explained he was homeless, but that there was hope for his situation. He told police he had found a new job, but he was required to have a pair of black pants to work, which is what he was trying to steal.
The officers gave him a citation, but one of them also gave him $100 and words of encouragement from rabbi Harold S Kushner.
“Do things for people not because of who they are, or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”
The officer who gave the homeless man money was not seeking any publicity. It was the other officer who was so impressed by his colleague’s actions that he felt it was necessary to get the word out.
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