Cop Gives Guy $100 With Traffic Ticket

Driver said he broke down in his car
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2012 4:59 PM CST

(Newser) – First a cop buys boots for a homeless guy, now this: A police officer in Plano, Texas, slipped a $100 bill in with a traffic ticket for one lucky driver, CBS News reports. Hayden Carlo, 25, says the officer pulled him over for an expired registration: "I said there's no explanation for why I haven't done it, except I don't have the money. It was either feed my kids or get my registration done." Opening the ticket, Carlo found the C-note inside. "I broke down in my car, what else could I do?"

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The officer kept quiet about the gift, but Carlo's grandfather, Billy McIntire, acknowledged it in a letter to the department: "I get emotional when we talk about this type of thing," says McIntire. "You just don't find that many officers who would do this type of thing." And other officers in the department plan to honor him. As for Carlo, he updated the registration on his wife's car and his own. "I'll never forget that man," he says. "It definitely restored my faith in God." (Read more police stories.)

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