Trooper offers to pay for meal instead of charging man for food theft in Clay County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - One man in Clay County received a blessing from a Kentucky State Police trooper, even though he could have been charged.

The encounter was detailed in a post on the Thersey's Restaurant Facebook page.

According to the post, officials at a local grocery store called police Saturday to report a theft. A trooper responded to the call and discovered a man stole a pack of hot dogs. The man said he did it because he was hungry, so the trooper decided to let him go. On top of showing the man mercy, he told the man he would pay for a meal at Thersey's Restaurant.

Restaurant officials ended up letting the man eat for free.

The post was shared more than 800 times on Facebook.

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