October 7th, 2014
11:38 AM ET

Cop Buys Mom Car Seat Instead of Ticket

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a Michigan police officer buys a needy mom a booster seat instead of issuing her a ticket. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Officer Ben Hall recently made a traffic stop and spotted something that wasn't right in the back seat.

He noticed a small child in the car who was wearing a seat belt but was not in a child’s car seat.

Mom Alexis DeLorenzo had a booster seat ... but it was in her old car that had been repossessed.

Rather than give the mom a ticket, Officer Hall said "meet me at Walmart.”

"A ticket doesn't solve the situation," he said. "What solves it is the child being in a booster seat like she should be."

"He did his job and above and beyond that just to protect a little girl and to help a family that can't help themselves right now,"  DeLorenzo said.

See the full story at CNN affiliate WXMI.

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  1. torpedo

    this cop didn't do his job, and awarded someone for breaking the rule, is considered a hero? what if all those careless moms out there read this news and go do the same thing, in hope that they would be awarded a free car seat from this cop?

    October 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  2. Gerry Jarcia

    It is a sad state of affairs when we need to recognize an officer for doing his job because so many in his profession fail to do theirs.

    October 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  3. Oyah Sure

    I doubt she was that cash strapped, the bling she was displaying is worth more than a car seat.

    October 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  4. Luisto9

    This officer is a class act. This is what America is all about...helping one another and common sense.
    I'm surprised though that Obama didn't giver her a car seat beforehand as he says his administration helps everyone.
    Hmm...

    October 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Reply
  5. M Daniels

    A cop with common sense and a sense of compassion. More like him, please.

    October 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Reply
  6. Tonya Wills

    I saw a picture of the mom and she had fancy earrings, necklace and her nails were done with the fancy tips. I am not saying she didn't have money – she just did not have money for a car seat when she had so many things to by for herself.

    October 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  7. Drew

    I truly despise the police.. But this makes me doubt that stance.. If we only had more troopers like this righteous gentleman..

    October 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  8. warthog6

    Oh yeah? A cop pulled me over for having a broken tail light, and gave me his.

    October 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm | Reply

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