When Police Discover Why 92-Year-Old Man Is 'Causing A Disturbance', They Lend A Helping Hand

Police were called to a Bank of America branch in California because an elderly man was causing a disturbance. The bank was refusing to cash the elderly man's check for him. When the police arrived and talked to the man, they found out why he was having such a problem, and they brought him to solve it.

Police in Montebello went to the bank after a call about a disturbance came in. When they arrived, they found a 92-year-old man was the center of controversy.

Officer Robert Josett asked the elderly man what the problem was, and the man complained that the bank refused to cash his check. The bank employees told the officers that the man's identification had expired, and they were bound by policies that made them unable to cash the check.

The gentleman was upset and at a loss for what to do, so the police offered to help him resolve the situation by taking him to get a new ID card.

Police escorted the man to the Department of Motor Vehicles and employed the help of DMV workers to get the man's ID card renewed. The mission was successful, so the officers brought the man back to his bank to cash the check.

“With the assistance of the DMV, his identification card was renewed and he was taken back to the bank at which time he was able to withdraw money from his account,” read the police department's account of the story.

A photo of the officer walking with the nonagenarian was posted on the department's Facebook account with a retelling of the story. The elderly man is holding the officer's arm while walking with a cane, and is half the officer's size. He was grateful to Officer Josett and went on his way, according to the Facebook page.

The page quickly went viral. It's been viewed more than 250,000 times and has been shared nearly 40,000 times.

"We need more kindness in the world!!!" read one comment.

"We often hear only bad news of officers, we can't judge everyone the same, Officer Robert Josett thank you so much for helping this elderly man, it could have been my father, or grandfather. God Bless you ... and thank you for your service," read another.

Police officers are constantly getting grief when their job gets tough and someone committing a crime gets hurt, but it’s important we don’t forget the good deeds officers across the country do on a daily basis that brighten people’s day.

One officer in Maryland was called when a desperate, broke new mother got caught stealing diapers. He wrote her up, but proceeded to buy two packages of diapers for her with his own money.

Another officer caught a homeless woman and her children living in a car that had an expired registration. Instead of having the car towed, the officer was worried whether or not the family had eaten. He treated them to a meal at McDonalds.

Another pair of police officers found a homeless man outside in the cold winter months with no shoes. The man had been robbed of his shoes and all his personal possessions. The cops brought him to a nearby shoe store and purchase a pair of shoes for him.

If we compare all of the stories about police officers, the good far outweigh the bad, but unfortunately, they don’t get the credit they deserve.

Source: A Plus, KDVR
Photo: YouTube, Montebello Police Department/Facebook

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