Physique digicam video posted on the Mount Vernon Police Division’s Fb web page reveals the officers arrive at a Greenback Tree on Saturday and communicate with a supervisor earlier than approaching the would-be shoplifter, who admits he was taking the merchandise.
“You’re slightly mild on some socks?” one of many officers, recognized as Officer Cartwright, asks the person after he has been patted down.
“All proper, I’ll inform you what,” he continues. “I’ll purchase you a pair pairs of socks although, however you gotta cease stealing.”
Cartwright then says he’ll pay for $15 price of socks. Cartwright asks the person what colour he desires for the socks, however the man tells him any colour will do.
“Hear, I understand how essential it’s to have a pleasant pair of socks,” Cartwright says, “particularly once you’re out working round and, , you bought nothing else occurring, so we’ll get you taken care of.”
He tells the person he solely paid for the socks as a result of he was trustworthy about making an attempt to take them.
The opposite officer, recognized as Officer Velez, tells the person he may go to police headquarters for assist if he was in want of providers.
In its Fb put up, the division thanked the officers and the supervisor of the shop who not solely approved the person not being booked however instructed him “if he was in want, he may simply inform her.”
“Mount Vernon is a fiercely onerous working group that by no means will get the optimistic consideration it wants,” the Fb put up stated. “These optimistic incidents occur daily in our metropolis, not solely with the police, but in addition with our different municipal staff and with our enterprise companions.”