An officer responded with kindness, compassion and a new pair of sneakers after finding a shoeless woman when he responded Wednesday to a call for assistance.
Glendora Officer Danny Antillon found the disabled woman near a bus stop in the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora after responding to a welfare request from a nearby doughnut store. The woman, who was wearing only socks on her feet, told Antillon someone stole her shoes the night before.
"She was having some issues walking," Antillon, a 19-year-old member of the department, said. "She kind of didn't want any help at the time, but I figure she needed it."
His colleagues stayed with the woman, possibly homeless, as Antillon drove to the nearest Goodwill. The store wasn't open, but a worker let him enter after he knocked on the door.
He used his own money to buy the only size 6 he could find and returned to the woman with the shoes, water, sweater and a bus pass.
"She seemed pretty happy," Antillon said.