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Black Grandma Caught Shoplifting But Not Arrested By White Cop! Do You Agree With Why? (Video)

Black Grandma Caught Shoplifting But Not Arrested By White Cop! Do You Agree With Why? (Video)

by January 27, 2017 0 comments

This kindhearted officer’s unique approach to enforcing the law meant helping someone who needed it most.

Helen Johnson, of Tarrant, Alabama, went to a grocery store last Saturday to buy eggs. The 47-year-old had been in a tough financial spot and found that she was 50 cents short of being able to afford the carton of eggs. Johnson says she was desperate, as her grandchildren hadn’t eaten in two days, according to WIAT.

“I actually thought that if I didn’t feed those babies, they were going to die,” she told the outlet.

So the grandmother decided to put three eggs in her jacket pocket, WIAT reported. However, the eggs broke and a store employee who caught her stealing called the cops. When Tarrant Police Officer William Stacy arrived, Johnson expected him to arrest her — she thought wrong.

“She started crying,” Stacy told ABC 33/40. “She said, ‘I need help. I need help Officer Stacy, I need to put food in my babies’ stomachs.’ That’s what got me. That’s what hit me the hardest. I told her to park on the side of the parking lot, I ran in, bought the carton of eggs, came back outside, handed them to her and she got very emotional, very apologetic.”

The officer’s kind act was caught on camera by a bystander who posted the clip online. It quickly went viral racking up more than 650,000 views.

Johnson’s family of six, including her two daughters, two grandchildren and a niece, have been living off of disability and welfare. The welfare check she was supposed to receive this month had gotten lost in the mail, according to AL.com.

And while Stacy’s decision to lend a helping hand was a generous one, the kindness didn’t stop there. The Tarrant Police Department has since signed Johnson’s family up for a local toy drive and collected food donations from the community, eventually delivering two truckloads of groceries to the 47-year-old’s apartment.

“I was just getting eggs and now that’s saved my life,’’ Johnson told AL.com. “I’ve never been more grateful in my life. I’m so overwhelmed with the goodness of these people.”

TARRANT – AL – A woman who stole eggs and the officer who decided not to arrest her are topping national headlines.

On Saturday, Helen Johnson went in the store to buy eggs to feed her five children and grandchildren – two of them, ages one and three. They hadn’t eaten in two days and with only $1.25 in her pocket, she was 50 cents short.

“When I got there I saw the staple on it and it said $1.75,” Helen Johnson said. “I said, $1.75? My mind must have snapped. I said, I’ll take three and I’ll just put the 1.25 there.”

A worker caught her.

“Once I waited, I thought, I’m going to jail,” Johnson said.

“She started crying,” Officer William Stacy, Tarrant Police said. “She said, “I need help. I need help Officer Stacy, I need to put food in my babies’ stomachs.’ That’s what got me. That’s what hit me the hardest. I told her park on the side of the parking lot, I ran in, bought the carton of eggs, came back outside, handed them to her and she got very emotional, very apologetic.”