Officer Stacy hands the woman some eggs and gets a hug.
"Usually it's candy. Usually they have enough money in their pocket to pay for it," Tarrant police officer William Stacy said.
On Saturday, someone tried to steal eggs from the Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway. But Stacy said this call was different. He said the suspect told him, "I shouldn't have done that but my babies need food." Officer Stacy had met the woman before so he was somewhat familiar with her situation.
"You can't let kids go hungry. I ran inside bought the eggs for her and walked out and handed her the eggs," Stacy said. "She tried to give me all the money she had on her which was $1.25. I told her to keep it. I don't want it. The way she can repay me is to never do this [shoplift] again."
Stacy gave her a hug and left but what he didn't know was that another customer, Robert Tripp, recorded the exchange.
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