Alexandria, VA. Police Officer Gives His Own Shoes, Dinner to Homeless Man

A police officer in Alexandria who was responding to a suspicious activity call ended up giving his own shoes and dinner to a hungry homeless man, City of Alexandria Police say.


Officers from the Alexandria Police Department responded about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to a call about suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Colonial Avenue. 

The call was placed after a pedestrian had noticed an array of bike parts in the area. Upon arriving, officers determined the bike parts actually belonged to the broken bicycle of a man who was homeless and hungry.

So just how did this Alexandria Police Officer deal with the situation?

The Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia Posted the following synopsis of the event to their Facebook Page:

COMMUNITY :: Last night several Alexandria Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Colonial Avenue for a call about suspicious activity. They located a homeless man who was was barefoot and hungry. Without pause, an APD Officer went back to his car and returned to give a pair of his own tennis shoes (and his dinner) to this person in need. A true story of kindness and compassion that occurred in your community.


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