January 11, 2016 Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. An unidentified 79 year old man called the Mount Pleasant Police Department over the weekend to report that he hadn’t eaten in two days. The money he had given his caretaker for food had been stolen and he was in desperate straights.Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department immediately went to work, took up a collection and went shopping buying the man $160.00 worth of food to last him the month and delivered it promptly to his home.
Photos were taken of the officers as they brought the food in and stocked the gentleman’s shelves, then tthe photos were shared on facebook.
“I think he was shocked at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question,” said Nathan Bolton.
“It’s difficult for us to see as police officers. We’re out here to take care of the public at large and that doesn’t always mean stopping a car. Sometimes it’s us doing little things like this,” said Mark Billions as reported by WKRN-TV.
The caretaker is charged with theft and fraudulent use of a debit card, Police say they have surveillance video showing her using the stolen debit card at various retailers.