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Ariz. Sgt. Gives Teen Bicycle, Riding Lessons

May 13, 2013  | 

Screenshot via ABC News.
Screenshot via ABC News.
A Phoenix Police sergeant has provided a bicycle to a teenager she saw walking home through a not-so-safe neighborhood and taught him how to ride it.

While giving a ride home to Christian Felix, 18, Sgt. Natalie Simonick said she was impressed by Felix and surprised to learn that he never learned how to ride a bicycle. The sergeant returned and gave Felix an extra bicycle. Felix got his first lesson in the Phoenix PD's parking lot.

The sergeant said she wanted to show Felix that there are people out there who care. "If everybody could help just one person in the world like this, I think it would definitely be a better place to live," she told ABC News.

Tags: Community Relations, Phoenix PD


Comments (4)

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Retired NY Boss @ 5/13/2013 7:24 PM

Good job Sarge.

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/14/2013 1:25 AM

When I read this in the main stream media my first thought was I bet the kid wasn't a minority. He wasn't. It was nice of her but an 8 mile bike ride in both directions on a girls bicycle isn't really that much help. Perhaps a motor scooter would have been much more helpful to ease the pain of an 8 mile ride or 16 mile round trip every day. If you are going to help at least make sure the help helps.

So. Cal Cop @ 5/14/2013 8:24 AM

I'll second the comment from "Retired NY Boss", good job Sarge. Now for a comment to "Ima Jerk" I mean "Ima Leprechaun". Perhaps you should take the time to investigate a story before taking to the keyboard with you venomous hate speech. There is much more to that story then you know. This law enforcement professional went out of her way, even getting a local bicycle shop involved in getting this kid that bike that wasn't a girls bike. This bike had all the bells and whistles needed to get around safely. The entire squad assisted in teaching this young man how to ride this bicycle and that will leave a positive impression in his mind. Get a life "Ima Leprechaun" and quit being a mind numb robot.

Retired NY Boss @ 5/14/2013 10:05 AM

SCC, thanks for the thumbs up. Don't waste your time replying to dopey. He's a troll and cop hater. Be safe out there.

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