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Police Surprise Hungry Elderly Man With Month’s Supply Of Groceries

Officers said the man called them after going without food for two days.

When an elderly Tennessee man called police saying he hadn’t eaten in two days, officers say they not only came to his home to help but brought bags upon bags of groceries.

Mt. Pleasant police's endearing act was captured in several photos uploaded to Facebook Saturday.

In them, officers can be seen stocking 79-year-old William Isabell’s kitchen shelves and refrigerator with what they estimated amounts to a month’s worth of food, the Columbia Daily Herald reported.

“I thank them for everything they do for me. You know I don’t have a lot of friends down here,” the retired truck driver told the paper.

Officers with Tennessee's Mt. Pleasant Police Department are seen stocking an elderly man's kitchen.
Officers with Tennessee's Mt. Pleasant Police Department are seen stocking an elderly man's kitchen.

The officers said they in all spent about $160 of their own money to help the man.

“I think he was shocked at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question,” Officer Nathan Bolton told WKRN.

Isabell fell on hard times after a former caregiver allegedly stole his debit card last weekend, leaving him unable to buy food, the Herald reported.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Tammy Brooks, was reportedly arrested Sunday night for the theft after police say surveillance video captured her using Isabell's stolen debit card at various stores.

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