Officer Buys “Desperate And Hungry” Suspect Sandwich Before Arrest

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CBS News – A police officer performed an act of kindness when she bought a “desperate and hungry” suspect a sandwich before arresting her on Friday, reports CBS Boston.

Officers from the Manchester Police Department in southern New Hampshire were investigating the theft of a purse when they noticed the suspects’ vehicle in a local McDonald’s parking lot. The two officers — Lisa Mackey and Kevin Gelinas — found a needle and the stolen purse in the car, according to the station.

After police identified the driver as 22-year-old Christopher Greene, Greene told them that his girlfriend was inside the fast food restaurant.

Mackey entered the McDonald’s, and reportedly spoke with the suspect — identified as Holly Solans. Police told reporters that the 20-year-old was “disheveled and upset” and was living with Greene in her car.

The officer then bought food for Solans before taking her into custody for receiving stolen property, while Greene was arrested for possession of heroin, according to CBS Boston.

Mackey, who is set to retire next month, told the station that she was embarrassed by the attention, adding that it wasn’t a “big deal.”

A Manchester Police Department spokesperson told CBS Boston that Officer Mackey “exemplifies the quality of officers working the Queen City.”