Sterling Heights, MI

Officer pulls over elderly man for speeding, then sets up his TV: “The world needs more of this”

Amy Christie

A police officer from Michigan pulled over an elderly driver for speeding, but the traffic stop turned into a kind action when the officer ended up helping him set up his new TV at home.

What are the details?

The traffic stop marked by goodwill was posted on social media by the Sterling Heights Police Department.

Officer Coates first made contact with 79-year-old David when he stopped him for speeding. The man was visibly upset and started crying during the stop.

That’s when Coates found out that David’s wife wasn’t feeling well and that they had an adult son with special needs, according to Sunnyskyz.

David went on to explain to the officer that he was sad because he had just bought a new TV but didn’t know how to set it up. He added that he doesn’t like driving after dark but had to do it because it got late while he ran to different stores asking for someone to help him with his new television.

The officer decided to let David off with a warning for speeding ad promised he would come by to help him with the TV.

An hour later, he kept his promise and showed up at David’s home with two other officers. Together they set up the TV and made the family’s evening happier.

“I think the world needs more acts like this. It was great showing what law enforcement does across the nation day-to-day that doesn’t get publicized. We’re proud of our officers for stepping outside the box and going above and beyond to help our citizens,” Lt. Mario Bastianelli shared with Fox News, praising Coates and the officers who came with him for the “outstanding job.”

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