A Florida police officer in the town of Gainesville was on the job when an elderly man got off the public bus. As the passenger took his final step onto the curb, he put something down on the ground, which didn’t seem like a big deal until the officer discovered what was in the bags, and he was left sickened by what happened seconds later.
“Ofc. Franklin was dispatched to the Seagle Building in reference to a theft. Saleem Hasan, 74 years old, got off a bus and put his grocery bags on the ground. An unknown female walked past him and stole his groceries. Mr. Hasan has difficulty with mobility. The $85 of groceries was due to last him the whole month. Ofc. Franklin took it upon himself to go to the Publix where he purchased the groceries and see if they could help with the replacement. They did and with the receipt Ofc. Franklin purchased all the same items and took them to Mr. Hasan. He was very appreciative. These are the efforts that our officers are doing on a regular basis that show the citizens how much we care.”