Video: Texas cop buys wheelchair for man in need

Officers responded to a welfare call, where they found a man stranded


By Suzie Ziegler 

CARROLLTON, Texas — A Texas cop went above and beyond the call of duty last week when he gave a wheelchair – for free – to a man in need. 

The kind act was discovered during a routine audit of body camera videos, the Carrollton Police Department said in a Facebook post

“We stumbled across this welfare concern call on Saturday,” the agency wrote. “Callers had reported that a man's wheelchair, which is also his ‘home,’ had apparently broken down and left him stranded.” 

Video shows the anonymous officer walking into a pharmacy and buying a new wheelchair. He then returns to the welfare call and unloads his purchase.  

“How much do I owe you?” asks the man, who’s sitting in a broken-down wheelchair. 

“Nothing,” the officer replies. “This is for you.” 

“That is the nicest thing,” the man says.

 

BUSTED! During a routine audit of body camera videos, we stumbled across this welfare concern call on Saturday. Callers...

Posted by Carrollton Texas Police Department on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

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