Man Tries Stealing Baby Formula: Police Buy It For Him Instead

By Joyce Lupiani

Police officers in Roswell, New Mexico, recently helped a thief instead of arresting him. The Roswell Police Department received a call from a local Albertson’s grocery store on Sunday about a man who was shoplifting, according to KRQE News 13.

When they arrived, they caught the thief as he was walking out the door.

The man immediately confessed and showed remorse. He told the police officers he had recently lost his job and needed formula to feed his 11-month-old child. That is when the four police officers who responded to the call decided to do something they normally might not do. They began pulling money out of their wallets.

Their kind action reduced the man to tears, and he told them that he would never look at cops in the same way again. The police officers also had a lengthy discussion with the man, giving him information on resources so that he would not have to resort to stealing. In addition, they are trying to help him find a job.

The grocery store also pitched in to help the man. The desperate father ended up leaving the store with five cans of baby formula. However, he is not welcome back at Albertson’s.

The story got out after the police officers’ sergeant shared the story on Facebook and it began receiving hundreds of comments.

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After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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