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Police officers in central Taiwan arrested a man for stealing a bicycle this week and originally planned to lock him up for theft charges.
However, the police later discovered that the man was so poor that they not only did not prosecute him but instead decided to donate a bike to him.
According to police officers in central Taiwan's Chiayi County, the man stole the bicycle from a high school near his home in order to help save his daughter time in walking from her vocational school to the hospital.
His daughter usually walked 10 kilometers (6 miles) to take care of him in the hospital. The man has often been ill and has had to be hospitalized, police said.
Police said that the man originally told his daughter that he had bought the bicycle second-hand.
However, later the former owner of the bike recognized it. Both father and daughter were taken in by the police.
Police officers learned that the man was living in desperate conditions, with no access to water or electricity and was living in an empty shipping container beside a graveyard.
Chiayi police officers not only did not press charges against the old man but jointly bought a new bike for the girl.
Originally posted by FrancoUn-American
Wow what a nice bunch of cops, Now if US police showed 1/16 that much heart....
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Who cares? We're humans, we wan't only bad news.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
Why is it that we can find great stories about police kindness from that horrible communist despotism that is China but, the only stories we can find about the police here in the US are the ones where they taze an old lady or shoot someone who asked for directions?
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
reply to post by Ben81
Great thread and topic big thumbs . I love feel good stories and this is a perfect example. Why dont the cops just keep the peace? It is about money and power. They pick and teach aggressiveness. And then wonder why bad things happen.
Cops are people to and I believe would rather show compassion. But are stuck in many cases to have to act. We need to break down these walls that bind them so we can have true peace keepers again.
Also we need to stick behind them when they do have incidents with truly bad people. Because when we dont they become alienated and lump everyone together.
I know that cops get alot of heat on ATS. Just remember they have a tough job and are people to. They are not the system and have no say in what the system does they are just the messenger of it. They have families just like you and me.