Kansas City Officer Hailed for Kind Deed

Sees woman shoplifting in Walmart and instead, buys her children diapers
February 6, 2016 Updated: February 6, 2016

An officer in Kansas City saw a woman trying to shoplift at a Walmart.

But instead of arresting her, he did a kind deed after he noticed something off about her children.

Her children, according to the Kansas City Star, were barefoot and dirty. The woman was trying to shoplift daipers and baby wipes.

Officer Mark Engravalle decided he wouldn’t arrest the woman, as she wasn’t frivolously trying to steal.

He purchased the items that she was trying to shoplift and bought a pair of shoes for her kids.

“I don’t want to focus on a dollar amount,” he was quoted by the Kansas City Star as saying.

“It was just about whatever it took to take care of the children.”

After Engravalle’s kind deed, a number of local people donated more than $6,000 in items to help the woman out.