Regardless of whether you have done something wrong or not, being stopped by the police is rarely a positive experience. Usually, nervousness creeps in where you question yourself: “Did I forget to signal a turn? Am I speeding…?”
Chy-Niece was on her way to a job interview one day when something happened that filled her with fear. Glancing behind her, she saw the blue lights coming by and instantly realized that the police were indicating for her to pull over.
Considering she was about to attend an interview and was already stressed, her nerves didn’t help the matter. What could she have done wrong? She wasn’t driving too fast, plus she had used her signals at each turn?
She rolled down the window, after picking up her driving license and papers. It’s what happened next, is why this story is spreading like wildfire on the internet.
Rather than being aggressive, Officer Jenkins explained to Chy-Niece that her rear brake light was broken. That was the last thing she needed to hear right now, this was awful news as she would have to pay for the repair and an expensive fine.
But rather than starting to print the fine, the officer did something that Chy-Niece couldn’t believe.
Here’s what Chy-Niece wrote about the incident on Facebook:
“So this happened just now. I’m on my way to go to my interview this morning when I get pulled. Both break lights decided to go out this time. As he walked to the car and I was pulling out my stuff, he quickly said,‘Don’t worry about pulling anything out. I just want you to know your break lights are out.’
So I’m immediately upset, because I just got them replaced last month. So I explained to him how Firestone wants to charge me $600 just to run a test on the wiring of the car.
He looked at me (like he knew this was crazy) and told me to pop the trunk.
He checked the lights in the trunk and tapped them, but they didn’t come on. So he told me to pop the hood to check the relay box then asked me to get out to check the other one.
He could have easily given me a ticket, but Officer Jenkins stepped out of officer role and into mechanic role to make sure I was straight.”
It such a joy to hear stories like this particularly with all the terrible things going on in the world. By going the extra step instead of just following the rules, can really make a huge difference to someone when you show some humanity..
A huge thumbs up to Officer Jenkins, who took the time to help Chy-Niece instead of ruining her day with an expensive fine. The story on Facebook received over 420 000 likes and nearly 100 000 shares once she published it.
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