GOOD NEWS Officer Gives Mom a Booster Seat Instead of a Ticket
A Michigan police officer is making headlines for paying it forward to a mother and her daughter.
Officer Ben Hall pulled over Alexis DeLorenzo and her 5-year-old daughter, who was not in a booster seat.
DeLorenzo admitted to Hall that she was wrong for not having the child in a booster seat, and she told him that her family had fallen on hard times. Instead of ticketing her, Hall bought DeLorenzo a booster seat for the little girl.
Hall said it’s the best $50 he has ever spent.
UPDATE: Hall and DeLorenzo joined "Fox and Friends" on Thursday morning. Hall said after he heard the mother's story, he knew giving her a ticket was not the best way to help.
"To change even just a little bit of this family's life. I felt that I was in that position to do it and I went ahead and did what I did," said Hall.
He responded to some critics who argued after seeing the story that he should have given her a ticket anyway.
"No, not even close. I faced a little bit of criticism, but nothing like what Lexi's facing," said Hall, who added that he has received an overwhelming amount of support.
DeLorenzo said she was at a loss for words and had never heard of an officer doing what Hall did.
Watch the interview above.