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Kansas teen gifted with work boots he was caught stealing


December 7, 2018

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Officers in suburban Kansas City have made a gift of the work boots that a teen was attempting to steal.

KMBC-TV reports that it started Thursday afternoon when police responded to a Walmart in Roeland Park, Kansas, where the teen was caught shoplifting.

Chief John Morris says the responding officers learned the teen was a displaced juvenile and wanted the boots so he could get work. Instead of punishment, the officers headed to the cash register.

After some words of encouragement to find a job, finish school and stay out of trouble, the teen was gifted the same...

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