VIDEO: Atlanta Officer Helps Girl Caught Shoplifting Shoes for Sister

An Atlanta police officer recently came to the aid of a 12-year-old girl who was caught shoplifting shoes at a discount store.

The girl, who has four siblings, wanted to do something nice for her five-year-old sister who could not afford a pair of shoes. In desperation, she tried to steal a $2 pair from a Family Dollar.

The children's mother told Milton that she did not work because she could not afford day care for the smaller children. She said her husband works in and out of town but does not make much money.

Milton contacted the Division of Family and Children Services to find out if a social worker could help the family with their living situation, then bought four pizzas and two large beverages for the family, paying for the food himself and delivering it.

He also organized a community effort to help the family. Response to postings on the APD Facebook page led to numerous donations.

Milton told WSB TV he is overwhelmed by the amount of support he's received since the story got out. Hundreds of people have shared his story and have asked to help the family.