Officer Refuses to Arrest Man After Seeing What Item He Was Trying to Shoplift

Police officer Justin Roby received a shoplifting call from a Kroger grocery store in London, Kentucky. After arriving on the scene, Roby found out that the shoplifter was a single father trying to steal a can of baby formula for his 6-month-old baby.

“Me citing him for court wouldn’t have done any good for him,” he said. “He’s already short on money, can’t afford formula, so me making him appear in court, he’s still not going to have any food for that baby.”

But what Roby did next showed the shoplifter what it truly means “to protect and serve” one’s community.

He bought some formula himself, giving it to the man for his baby.