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.