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Woodbury Officer Shows Compassion After Citing Woman for Taking Food from Walmart

Woodbury Officer Shows Compassion After Citing Woman for Taking Food from Walmart Photo: WDIO-TV

Associated Press
Updated: December 26, 2019 10:37 AM

WOODBURY, Minn. - A Minnesota police officer who cited a 61-year-old widow for trying to steal groceries from a Walmart had a change of heart when he realized she was caring for numerous children and was desperate.

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After citing the woman for shoplifting a few days before Thanksgiving, Woodbury Officer Bryan Wagner looked further into her story and learned about her need to feed her family.

Wagner tore up the ticket and went to a local food pantry and loaded his squad car with food for the family.

When he dropped it off, Lindgren was overcome with gratitude. She calls Wagner her “hero.”

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