Texas officer volunteers to replace the man with the stolen shopping
Texas officers hold press conference after man suffers medical emergency at Walmart and has his groceries stolen.
A Texas police officer is being praised after she replaced a sick man and the messages and medicine that had just been stolen in a Walmart parking lot.
Officer Kirsten Koryciak, of the Houston Police Department, says the man, who was approximately between 50 and 60 years old, had some sort of diabetic episode out of the superstore on Tuesday and collapsed.
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As soon as emergency medical services provided assistance to the man, he realized that his groceries had been stolen. The man entered Walmart to see what the store would do, and told Koryciak, who was working as a security guard for extra income, what had happened.
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Koryciak, who told reporters Wednesday that she understood what the man had experienced, because her father is diabetic, said she believed the man was on a fixed income and could not afford to buy more food, so they decided to step up to the plate.
“I offered to buy his shopping for him what to eat, because he has diabetes and I know that he needed to eat,” the official said.
Koryciak said they purchased around $ 25 worth of fruit, oatmeal, the medication and the “essential elements” for the diabetic man.
The officer said that they were “not think twice” about the movement, and that they “would do it again in a heartbeat” — it’s not for publicity, but to “pay it forward.”
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Koryciak added that while people often now just watch a movie, or to a situation, instead of jumping in to help themselves, they encouraged people to step forward.
“If you see that someone is being mistreated, or someone cheated, say something.”
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