A mother had to choose between letting her children go hungry or stealing. She decided to try to take five eggs from a nearby store, but she was caught.
Officer William Stacy arrived on the scene and heard why she did what she did.
He felt very sorry for her. He could have punished her, but instead he decided to do something to remedy her situation.
Hungry mother stole 5 eggs to feed her family, cop brings her two truckloads of food instead of arresting her
For only $120 a month, Johnson cares for two daughters, two grandchildren and nieces. But the week before the incident, she lost her paycheck. Her family was on the verge of starvation. She went to the store with only $1.25 to buy eggs.
However, he soon discovered he was only 50 cents short. She decided to keep the five eggs in her pockets. When the store staff caught her, she was about to leave the mess. She immediately admitted what she had done.
Johnson explained that she was trying to feed her family. Officer William Stacy arrived at the store and went to talk to the store owners about the situation.
They told Johnson to stay where he was. Together, they opted not to press charges against Johnson. Agent William Stacy ended up buying the eggs from Mrs. Johnson.
When the officer arrived at Johnson’s house a few hours later, she expected him to come in handcuffs. She began to cry and became very emotional. She even tried to give the officer what money she had, $1.25. Officer William Stacy told her that she was not going to be taken to customs.
Officer William Stacy bought a box of eggs for her and her family. And he simply asked her not to steal again. Before leaving, Mrs. Johnson gave the officer a hug.
But the officer wasn’t done helping Johnson. Later that week, Officer William Stacy and others went to the woman’s home and brought her two truckloads of food to feed her and her family.
Ms. Johnson said she hadn’t had that much food in her house since she was 12 years old and living with her grandmother. She was excited all day.