Honestly, I don’t believe in the crime of stealing food. Obviously the food is because you or someone you care about is truly hungry. This is sad.
Tarrant police Officer William Stacy chose to help the woman instead of arresting her because ‘sometimes the best route is to not arrest,’ he said. Stacy’s heartwarming encounter with 47-year-old Helen Johnson was captured on video, going viral as her tale of feeding a family of six on little money has hit home.
Helen Johnson, 47, gives Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department a hug after he buys her a dozen eggs when he learned she tried to steal five eggs to feed her hungry family of six.