Orlando Police Department
This is the coolest video … a cop could have given an elderly woman a ticket, but instead, he gave her a gift card to get her car repaired!
Sgt. Wayne Costa, a patrol officer with Orlando PD, stopped a woman who was driving with her brake lights out.
It’s apparent Sgt. Costa felt the great grandmother was struggling financially, so giving her a ticket where she’d have to pay a fine would create additional hardship and make it even harder to fix her brake lights.
So, Sgt. Costa, armed with a $25 gift card to Advance Auto Parts, surprised the great-grandma with the card. The lady was driving with her great-granddaughter, who was strapped in the back seat with a seat belt, and suggested she also buy a car seat.
The interaction is heartwarming and, well, pretty incredible.