A Toronto Police Officer has made quite the impression on the internet after his story went viral this weekend.
Constable Niran Jeyanesan went into a Toronto Walmart after a reported shoplifter was caught Sunday night. When the got there, the loss prevention team said they caught an 18 year old man attempting to steal a dress shirt, tie, and socks.
Instead of charging the man, Constable Jeyanesan BOUGHT the items for him, and released him without charge.
The reason? After speaking with him, he learned that the 18 year old was a man who was trying to turn his life around, and needed the outfit for a job interview that he had coming up. Unfortunately he didn’t have the money to purchase the items himself.
According to a news outlet in Toronto, Staff Sergeant Paul Bois praised him for his decision too:
“I think the officer did a fantastic job. He exercised his discretion, definitely showed some humanity in dealing with this particular individual. Every circumstance is different and in this particular case the individual had undergone some personal difficulties and the officer wanted to help him out with that and I think collectively that’s why we are all here doing this job,”
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