A discount store in Westchester County called the cops on a homeless man trying to steal socks – but instead of cops taking him out in cuffs, they picked up his tab.
Body camera video posted on the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Facebook page shows the officers arrive at a Dollar Tree on Saturday and speak with a manager before approaching the would-be shoplifter, who admits he was taking the merchandise.
“You’re a little light on some socks?” one of the officers, identified as Officer Cartwright, asks the man after he has been patted down.
“All right, I’ll tell you what,” he continues. “I’ll buy you a couple pairs of socks though, but you gotta stop stealing.”
Cartwright then says he’ll pay for $15 worth of socks. Cartwright asks the man what color he wants for the socks, but the man tells him any color will do.
“Listen, I know how important it is