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OKC Police Officers Chip In To Buy Burglary Victim A New TV

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A metro woman trying to help out a family member ends up getting two of her televisions stolen.

Her third was an old television that didn't really work, so she thought she was out of luck. That is until a couple of Oklahoma City police officers stepped up to help.

“Got there to the scene just a few minutes after the call came out,” said Oklahoma City police officer Michael Callaway.

That scene was Tonya Roberson's house on NW 31st St. earlier this week. She had let a family member down on his luck stay with her.

“She was gonna help him get a job and get him out of the street,” said Callaway.

Roberson works three jobs herself to help make ends meet.

“It was nice to come home and you know and watch a decent TV,” said Roberson.

But when she went to mow the backyard on Monday, that family member made off with both of her TVs, both less than six months old, leaving her with an old tube TV that didn't play video.

“For somebody to come take them, you know, it was really hard,” said Roberson.

So Callaway and Tyrrell sent a message to other officers and dispatchers. Everyone pitched in and the officers delivered Ms. Roberson a new TV.

“It was just really heartfelt that they went out of their way to do that, you know, because they didn’t have to. It makes me feel good. You know there are still a lot of people out there that are caring and willing to help,” said Roberson.

Something the officers were excited to do.

“It makes you feel like you can give something back,” said Callaway.

“It’s always nice to see that we can have a positive impact.  We want these people to come to us when they need us,” said Officer Sommer Tyrrell

And Ms. Roberson hopes to see her Good Samaritans again.

“I would hug them like I hugged them last night, and tell them thank you. Thank you,” said Roberson.

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