Toronto cop Niran Jeyanesan’s kind treatment of a would-be-thief has gone viral.
Const. Niran Jeyanesan and his partner were called to a Walmart in Toronto for a reported theft on Sunday night. The store’s loss prevention officer had caught an 18-year-old man stealing a dress shirt, tie and socks. Jeyanesan learned that the young man needed the outfit for an upcoming interview.
“This young person has been facing his own difficulties in life and he was looking to straighten out all that by providing for his family and trying to get a job,” Jeyanesan said in an interview with CP24.
The shoplifter was released without charge and Jeyanesan proceeded to purchase the outfit the man was trying to steal and gave it to him.
“This individual didn’t have any resources,” Jeyanesan said.
“He wanted to go get that job. That was in his mind. I think he truly made a mistake.”
“Police officers do this every day and they don’t get recognized for it. We don’t look for any recognition,” he said.
“A core part of policing is helping people and I think we do that every day.”