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December 13th, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Cop wraps $100 inside traffic ticket & wishes to remain anon; Public Information Officer David Tilley: ' just something that he was inspired to do'

Being pulled over and handed a ticket by a police officer isn’t usually a pleasant exchange. But for one driver, it was. A police offer showed Hayden Carlo a random act of kindness after Carlo said he didn't have the money for his car's registration. The officer handed him a citation for the expired registration sticker, with a $100 bill wrapped inside it. The officer wishes to remain anonymous, but his Plano, Texas Department is speaking out for him today. Public Information Officer David Tilley joins “Early Start” live from Dallas this morning.

The officer was inspired to help Carlo because "the young man, told him, basically it was either register his car or put food on his family," Tilley says. But this type of act is not uncommon, "not only in our department, but in law enforcement. It's just that you never really hear about these acts," Tilley adds.

Regarding the officer who helped Carlo, Tilley says he doesn't "know as far as how often he's done this in the past. I know this individual personally. He is a very, very upstanding, not only officer, but human being," Tilley says. "This is just something that he was inspired to do."

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  1. obamacansaveyourhouselosangeles

    who said what? you know this guy, personally? nice gesture. awesome.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply

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