This footage shows how Michigan cops who pulled over an elderly man for speeding ended up helping him hook up his new TV.
The incident took place on Mount Road near Sterling Heights, a city located in Macomb County in the upper Midwestern state of Michigan in the United States.
The footage shows a police officer pulling over a 79-year-old driver named only as David for speeding. The elderly man was visibly very upset and cried during the traffic stop.
The police officer took pity on him when he was told that the elderly man, a long term resident of Sterling Heights, had a wife who was in poor health and a son with special needs.
David told the police that he had just bought a new television for his wife but he was disheartened because he was unable to hook it up and get it working.
The officer, named as Officer Coates in the police statement, feeling sorry for the elderly local, decided to do a good deed so he let him off with a verbal warning for speeding and promised to pop by his home to hook up his TV.
The police said that after about an hour after the traffic stop, the cop went to David’s home and brought backup with him, officers Remi Verougstraete and Jeremy Jakushevich.
The new TV set was no match for the three officers who had it installed and working in no time. They even said that they hooked it up to cable.
David was very grateful, explaining that he was not skilled at dealing with new technology and would not have been able to complete the task on his own.
The footage of the traffic stop was shared online by the Sterling Heights Police Department (SHPD) who said: “Officer Coates observed a traffic violation and through his investigation, it was determined this gentleman could use a helping hand.
“With all the obstacles in today’s world, a little compassion and understanding goes a long way. Great work officers Coates, Verougstraete & Jakushevich!”
Netizens reacted positively to the footage that the police shared on social media, with one netizen going by the name ‘Rose Evans’ saying: “The best story ever. Thank you for helping this gentleman and his ‘bride’.”
Netizen ‘KurtDeb Ackerman’ simply said: “What a great group of men!”