Stealing is a criminal offence, but some are forced to do it in order to ensure their survival or the health of their family members.
This week, Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst. Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal became the talk of the town after he personally lent his hand to a poor mother who was caught shoplifting fever relief pads and food for her kids.
According to a police report, the thirty-something mom was caught for stealing a roll of pandan cake, sausages and 2 packs of Kool Fever. “I felt that I should go meet her and ask why she did it. Because I believe this person must be facing some problem to resort to this,” the police chief remarked.
“We heard about it and studied the issue and realised that we needed to help her. So we went to the hypermarket and asked about what she tried to take,” the police chief added. Nik and the team also brought a care package from the Welfare Department, including a gift basket and a sack of rice.
“I understand we may be able to withstand hunger. But not when it’s our children who are suffering. I’ve advised the woman not to resort to crime again. They can always seek help from the nearest Zakat centre or mosque,” Nik was quoted as saying. He later declared that no further action will be taken in the case.
The news has in turn received widespread attention from netizens, with most of them leaving positive feedback towards Nik’s kind act. Check out what they said below:
Hebat !! Polis datang ke rumah seorang wanita di Petaling Jaya kerana mencuri kool fever, sosej dan kek. Bukan untuk ditangkap tetapi datang bersama mcm2 makanan untuk diberi kpd keluarga wanita berkenaan.. Tahniah Polis Pj terutama OCPD ACP Nik Ezanee diatas sifat ihsan ?? pic.twitter.com/LYMSKV90yu
— Hafidzul ? (@hafidzul_hilmi) January 21, 2021
A man with a big heart.
Tahun lepas dia melawat jiran lama dia Mak Cik Ah Xiang, bagi pau & pelitup muka. Haritu dia jumpa adik burger yang kene curi barang waktu berniaga, kalini tolong akak ni pulak. So much respect for Ketua Polis Petaling Jaya, ACP Nik Ezanee bin Mohd Faisal pic.twitter.com/4FyW0PZjlt
— Howl Jenkins Pendragon (@bungakubis07) January 21, 2021
Nik Ezanee is a Great Cop. How to multiply him in the force is the challenge.
— ExposingKlepto (@ExposingKlepto) January 21, 2021
This is the same guy who gave a phone to the kid who got his phone stolen while selling burgers right? Damn, how do we duplicate this guy? We need more of him. https://t.co/PA5Jvc0By3
— not typical. (@JustinTWJ) January 21, 2021
Much respect to Asst. Comm Nik Ezanee and his team for having a heart of gold.