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Oct 23, 2013

  • Instead of hauling Jessica Robles off to jail, Miami-Dade County Officer Vicki Thomas decided to help her out

  • ‘Arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry,’ said Thomas, who instead gave her a misdemeanor citation and bought her $100 worth of groceries
  • Since then, the story has inspired residents and businesses of Miami to help Robles out

woman-steals-cop-police-officer-pays-bill-struggling-poverty-hunger-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Joshua Gardner

UK Daily Mail

A penniless Miami mom desperate to feed her hungry family was nearly arrested while trying to steal $300 worth of groceries, but the responding officer decided to help her instead.

Officer Vicki Thomas arrived on the scene last month, and when Jessica Robles admitted the food was for her starving family, Thomas sent her home with a misdemeanor citation and $100 worth of groceries.

woman-steals-cop-police-officer-pays-bill-struggling-poverty-hunger-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationSince news of Thomas’s act of kindness has spread, good will offers of money, food, and even a job have poured into the Robles household.

‘I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry,’ Thomas, a 23-year veteran on the force, told WSVN.

Robles’ 12-year-old daughter Anais shared the family’s dire situation with the Miami FOX affiliate.

‘[It’s] not fun,’ she said tearfully, ‘to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, “There is nothing here.”‘

Thomas informed Robles of Church food pantries and other places she could get food to feed her children without stealing.

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