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WATCH: Homeless woman whose bike was stolen given new one by police

/ 04:38 PM September 22, 2019

A police officer went above and beyond the call of service when she gave a homeless woman, whose bike had been stolen about two months ago, a new one. 

Jessica Madras’ bike was stolen while she was at work in Florida, United States, as per the Sarasota Police Department’s Facebook post on Thursday, Sept. 19.


Sarasota Police Helping the Homeless


Sometimes life can be hard. It's why our Officers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, not only to serve and protect the City of Sarasota, Government but to go above and beyond and give a helping hand when they can.Several months ago, Officer Wicinski met Jessica Madras, a homeless woman who was down on her luck & had her bicycle stolen while working.Officer Wicinski worked with the The Salvation Army – Sarasota, Florida for new bicycle, our Crime Prevention Unit for bicycle lights, and out of her own pocket, purchased a bicycle lock for Jessica. On Tuesday, Officer Wicinski delivered the bicycle, bicycle lights and lock to Jessica at work!

Sarasota Police Department 发布于 2019年9月18日周三

She then reported the theft to Amelia Wicinski, who has not been able to recover the stolen bike. 

Wicinski later found out that Madras was an expectant mother. This led her to work with Salvation Army, a popular charity organization, to buy a new bike for Madras. The officer also gave her lights and a lock for it.

“She shouldn’t be walking that far every day and she’s trying,” Wicinski said in the video. “I appreciate that so much and I wanted to make it easier for her.”

Wicinski then surprised Madras by delivering the new bike straight to her while she was at work last Tuesday, Sept. 17. 

The officer’s thoughtful gesture brought Madras to tears.


“With me being homeless and stuff,” she said. “It really matters a lot.” JB


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