Here is the story of one loving mom, who had to make the choice between stealing food or letting her kids go hungry, she attempted to take five eggs from a local store, but was caught!!!
Last week her pay unfortunately was lost, leaving the Johnsons on the brink of starvation. By Saturday, the family had not eaten for two days, so Johnson went to the local Dollar General with only $1.25 to try and buy eggs.
To her despair she found herself 50 cents short of being able to buy the eggs, and put five eggs into her pockets. At the time it may not have seemed that way, but fortuitously the eggs broke in her pocket and all noticed this. The store had already called the police and when Officer William arrived, he told her to stay where she was while he talked with the store owners. They decided together not to press charges against Mrs.
Johnson, but when they went to speak to the grandmother in tears. She started crying, she got very emotional and was very apologetic, she tried to give me the money she had on her, $1.25., but Officer William explained to her that she was not going to be arrested. He remembered her from a prior visit to her house and recalled how poverty stricken she was. Her family all sleeps on mattresses on the floor, they were so poor and they hadn’t food.
“I felt like it was the right thing to do. I didn’t want to pass judgment on her.” He bought her a carton of eggs and when Johnson asked Stacy how she could repay him, he simply asked her never to shoplift again. Then wanting to help her more, that week William and some colleagues showed up at the woman’s house with two truckloads worth of food for her and her family.
“The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother,” said Mrs. Johnson. She was crying all day. Afterwards the officers decided to setup a fund at People’s First Federal Credit Union so that Mrs. Johnson could receive donations, which after this story went viral began pouring in. William’s police chief said that they’ve been receiving calls from across the U.S.