Dad’s ‘heart drops to his stomach’ when cop pulls him over. Then officer points to baby in the back seat Dad’s ‘heart drops to his stomach’ when cop pulls him over. Then officer points to baby in the back seat
This struggling father was sure he was about to get a costly ticket when he was pulled over by police for his car’s tinted... Dad’s ‘heart drops to his stomach’ when cop pulls him over. Then officer points to baby in the back seat

This struggling father was sure he was about to get a costly ticket when he was pulled over by police for his car’s tinted windows. He was also worried about another offense: his 3-year-old daughter was in the back without a car seat. What happened next was something he least expected, something that brought him to tears.

When this father from Michigan saw the red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror, he was sure he was in for some bad luck that day.

“My heart dropped in my stomach, I thought I was going to get hammered with tickets, more stress, more bills,” the father, LaVonte Dell, 29, told Fox 2.

Dell already knew the reason why he had been pulled over: his car’s tinted windows—and he was right. But there was an even more serious offense that Dell was worried about: his then 3-year-old girl was in the back without a car seat.

“He asked me to step out of my vehicle to talk to him, and I was just so scared thinking this couldn’t be good,” Dell told ABC News.

Dell told the officer that he could not afford to buy a car seat for his child. The officer listened patiently to his story. Afterward, the policeman did something totally unexpected. He asked him if he wanted a car seat. Looking at the officer, Dell did not know what to say, but eventually said that he did.

What happened next brought Dell to tears, and in his state of emotion, he forgot to get the cop’s name. Later, Dell posted the moving moment on his Facebook page in a bid to find the officer.

He wrote: “Do you know this white police officer told me to follow him to Walmart on Ford road and he purchased my daughter a car seat with his own money. If you would have seen us in Walmart u [sic] would have thought we were best friends. It was like night and day.”

The amazing post went viral and gave Dell a chance to thank the Westland police officer, whose name was Joshua Scaglione.

“A thank you is appropriate but I still don’t think this is enough,” Dell told Fox 2. “Like I say he didn’t have to do what he did—at all.”

Scaglione, a rookie on the force, said he was just doing his job and, “it does feel good to help someone out who needs it.”

“You know, a ticket doesn’t help all the time,” said Scaglione. “I’ve been in a tough situation like this guy before. I figured it’d be better to help him out and just raise more awareness about car safety rather than give him a ticket that would dig him deeper in a hole and make things worse for him.”



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  • Dionna

    2017-09-07 #1 Author

    That’s just really upsetting

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  • Krzha

    2017-09-07 #2 Author

    Humanity restored. He’s a good cop

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  • Marie

    2017-09-07 #3 Author

    This was a very interesting story because every time a police pull you over it does seems to be something bad that was a nice thing god bless

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  • Dianka Arnold

    2017-09-08 #4 Author

    This is one of the best stories I’ve read yet!! I police officers aren’t bad people and you never know who God may send to bless you!!!! Nothing short of amazing!!

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  • Barbra Okova

    2017-09-08 #5 Author

    May the good Lord bless that white officer…. Indeed pure hearts are rare to find

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  • Jalessa Hightower

    2017-09-08 #6 Author

    So sweet!!! #blessings

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  • Taylor

    2017-09-08 #7 Author

    How nice of the cop to do that see there are still nice ppl in the world 🌎

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  • Jerelle

    2017-09-08 #8 Author

    That was an blessing, god works in mysterious ways . What an beautiful daughter you have there. She’s so adorable🌺❤️

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  • Kelly Marie Drinkhorn

    2017-09-08 #9 Author

    It’s good to Kno it’s still good people in this world that don’t want to break you down God bless that officer!

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  • Margaret

    2017-10-15 #10 Author

    That was really nice of the cop to purchase a car seat for the child because their was no need to give him a ticket that he couldn’t pay!!! Good Cop

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