FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Alabama Officer Buys Eggs for Shoplifting Suspect Who Wanted to Feed Her Kids

December 09, 2014  | 

A woman caught shoplifting eggs in Tarrant, Ala., Saturday didn't leave with handcuffs and a court date. Thanks to a Tarrant police officer, she left with food for her family.

Officer William Stacy was called to a Dollar General when employees caught the woman trying to steal a dozen eggs, Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno told AL.com.

The woman had her young children in the car. She told Officer Stacy that she was only stealing because she was trying to feed her children.

Stacy talked with Dollar General, and they said they wouldn't prosecute. So Stacy made an offer.

"He said, 'If I give you these eggs, will you promise that you won't shoplift anymore?'" Reno said. "He knew that she was telling the truth and that's the reason he went in and bought the eggs."

Stacy bought the eggs and gave them to her, Reno said. The woman then asked if she could give him a hug.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Chris @ 12/9/2014 5:21 PM

THIS is what it's about! I tip my cap to you, Officer Stacy.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/10/2014 1:55 AM

Good job Officer Stacy!(We had a list of agencies and churches that would extend more immediate help to people caught in these kinds of situations. They were available to us 24/7 on a rotating list at our Police Department)

Ha Ha Ha @ 12/10/2014 3:44 AM

Yeah, but what the article didn't say is that, the woman was an active protestor and later threw all of the eggs at the officers working crowd control....................OMG I'm only joking relax, relax. Nice job Officer Stacy.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned,...
Video: Brazil MP Shoots Armed Robbers While Holding Baby
Sgt. Rafael Souza went to buy medicine with his wife and young son late Saturday afternoon...
PA Woman Charged With Lying About Sexual Assault by Trooper
Police say Cromer, who for months posted fliers and sought to publicize her cause, gave...
NYC Terror Suspect Indicted on Murder, Terror Charges
The man accused of driving a truck through a bike lane in downtown New York City on...
Video: SC Trooper Saves 3-Month-Old Who Stopped Breathing
A mother in the car started screaming that her 3-month-old had stopped breathing, says...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine