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    Officer purchases food for man caught stealing

    Bozeman Police Officer Marek Ziegler was called to Van’s IGA last Friday night to check on a shoplifting report.

    Bozeman Police Officer Marek Ziegler purchased groceries for a man after the man was arrested and cited for theft from a local grocery store.
    The 33-year-old officer has been on the Bozeman force for three years. He is a K-9 handler and works nights, from about 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

    When he got to the grocery store on North Seventh Avenue, employees told Ziegler that a 32-year-old man had stuffed food and “pens, pencils, maybe markers, things for his kids” into his coat.

    The officer arrested the man, cited him for theft and then released him.
    But the story didn’t end there.Ziegler had asked the man why he had been stealing.“He was really upset,” Ziegler said this week. “Basically, he told me he’s having a hard time and can’t provide the food for his family right now, so that’s why he was stealing.”

    Ziegler already had the man’s address, but asked for the man’s phone number.
    “I told him, ‘Give me 15 minutes,’ and I went and got him some food.”Ziegler ran to Wal-Mart, picked up a few frozen pizzas and delivered them to the man’s house.“Obviously, as a police officer, I have a job to do, but we’re still human, too,” Ziegler said.

    When the officer handed over the food, the man shook his hand and thanked him for understanding, Ziegler said.And then Ziegler kept the story to himself.

    However, a Chronicle reporter was at the 911 dispatch center that night. She overheard tidbits of the officer’s report that he was going to buy the man some food. The Chronicle sought out the story. Ziegler wasn’t seeking attention for his good deed.


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    " It all comes down to this. Do you want to be a cop or a social worker?? "


    I'd say it came down to the cop having kindness and compassion.
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    Maybe a little of both with a good bit of human decency thrown in. With all the bad we hear it is SO nice to hear about some genuine kindness every once and a while. :)
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    Does anyone know what the average waiting period is for getting foodstamps etc is? :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Does anyone know what the average waiting period is for getting foodstamps etc is? :(
    Mocking the guy for being up shits creek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtintheMiddle1990 View Post
    Mocking the guy for being up shits creek?
    What the fuck do I look like? A leftist? I'm not mocking anyone - I'm serious. Right now it's taking over a month to process new claims where I'm at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    What the fuck do I look like? A leftist? I'm not mocking anyone - I'm serious. Right now it's taking over a month to process new claims where I'm at.
    Evil bastid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Evil bastid!
    excuse me - that's MR. Ebil Bastid to you! :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    excuse me - that's MR. Ebil Bastid to you! :p
    Sorry sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Sorry sir!
    You Porcine-Americans are all alike.
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