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Texas Cop Gives Citizen $100 During Traffic Stop
A North Texas man gets pulled over, and says what happened next has restored his faith.
Hayden Carlo has been struggling to support his wife and two small children.
"You get paid, pay your bills and there's your money -- it's gone," he said.
It didn't help when a Plano police officer stopped Carlo for an expired registration sticker.
"I said there's no explanation for why I haven't done it except I don't have the money. I said it was either feed my kids or get this registration done," Carlo said.
The officer wrote a citation and handed it to the 25-year-old.
"I opened it up and there's a $100 bill. I broke down in my car. What else can you do?"
The officer never told anyone about the $100 gift.
But Carlo's grandfather was so moved by the kind gesture he wrote a letter to the department.
"I get emotional when we talk about this type of thing. You just don't find many officers who would do this type of thing," Billy McIntire said.
The officer doesn't want to be identified. But his coworkers plan to honor him anyway.
"He basically told me he felt this man needed it more than him and it was the right thing to do," David Tilley, with the Plano Police Department, said.
Carlo was able to update not only the registration on his car with the money but also his wife's. Now driving to a new job and providing for his growing family after a gift from the last person in the world he expected one from during tough times.
"He helped me out when I needed it. I'll never forget that man. It definitely restored my faith in God," Carlo said.