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Florida police officer shows compassion to woman caught stealing
FLORIDA -- A Florida police officer showed some compassion for a woman who was caught *stealing.
Last month Jessica Robles was caught shoplifting 300-dollars in food from a Publix in Miami.
Police Officer Vickie Thomas stopped Robles outside the store and asked why she was stealing.
When Robles said she was trying to feed her children, Thomas did something unexpected.
The officer bought her 100 dollars in groceries.
"When I asked her why she did it, she said she needed to feed her children. I could relate. I was a single mom and without the help of my family, that could have been me."
Thomas did charge Robles with a misdemeanor and gave her a notice to appear in court.
Robles said she is currently getting help from a local food bank and searching for a job.