A Toronto police officer Const. Niran Jeyanesan purchased a shirt and tie for a shoplifter who needed an outfit for a job interview saying he wanted to give the young man a second chance to get his life on track.
He shared that he and his partner were called to a Walmart on Jane Street for a reported theft on Sunday night.
Niran said the loss prevention officer at the store had apprehended an 18-year-old man for stealing a dress shirt, tie and socks.
He got to know that the young man needed the outfit for an upcoming job interview and has been leading a challenging life.
By purchasing the clothing, the 31 Dvision officer said he saw an opportunity to help the man.
“Police officers do this every day and they don’t get recognized for it. We don’t look for any recognition,” he said.