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03-27-08, 06:41 PM #1
Dallas cops caught shopping for DVD's/Video Games, on the clock.
VERY cool story.
Dallas police come to the rescue after thieves spoil cancer patient's birthday
07:41 PM CDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
By ERIN EIDENSHINK / The Dallas Morning News
An 8-year-old cancer patient whose knapsack full of medicine, homework and video games was stolen from the family car before a chemotherapy session celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a new game system and a gift of friendship from the Dallas police.
Kyle Spriggs' family drove from Oklahoma to Dallas this week for his monthly chemotherapy treatment. Kyle is battling a brain tumor that has caused him to lose vision in his left eye.
On Tuesday, the family stopped at the Denny's restaurant on Motor Street for breakfast. When they returned to their car, they discovered a rear window broken and Kyle's backpack gone.
"I was upset and mad," Kyle said from his home Wednesday.
The family contacted police but assumed the "big city" force wouldn't give them much attention, the 28-year-old mom said.
Dallas police, however, proved them wrong.
Officers heard of the family's plight and donated $1,200 in just a few hours, Dallas police said.
Officer Matt Passmore handled the case and came up with the idea to help, according to Senior Cpl. Bill Knobel.
"The money was just rolling in," Cpl. Knobel said. "It was just incredible."
Kyle's mother, Patricia, said the family received money to replace the stolen medication and repair the car window.
Officers also came to the hospital to drop off a PlayStation Portable, a few video games and a couple of movies. They gave it all to Kyle in a lobby at Children's Medical Center.
Then they gave the family what was left, more than $800, along with a card.
"This is from your friends at the Dallas Police Department," it said. "Happy birthday and get well."
"And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..."
03-27-08, 06:46 PM #2
That's a great story!
Do you work for the media, Ender? Your headlines for articles of this nature are rather misleading of the content of the article itself.
03-27-08, 06:51 PM #3
03-27-08, 07:33 PM #4
He's taking lessons from TBO.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
03-27-08, 07:42 PM #5
Excellent article, but damn Ender, you're not going to work PR for me anytime soon.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
03-27-08, 08:15 PM #6
03-27-08, 09:22 PM #7
Wow great story. I along with everyone else thought the same thing. lol
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