Texas Police Officer Wraps $100 Bill in Traffic Ticket

The Plano officer said the man needed it more than him, and it was the right thing to do.


A Plano officer was in the holiday spirit recently when he gave one motorist a little something extra with his traffic ticket.

Hayden Carlo was pulled over for an expired registration sticker and received a citation that contained a $100 bill inside, according to KTVT-TV

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The compassionate gesture came after Carlo explained to the officer his financial situation.

"I said: 'There's no explanation for why I haven't done it, except I don’t have the money.' I said: 'It was either feed my kids or get my registration done."

The 25-year-old who has a wife and two kids said he couldn't believe what he saw when he unfolded the citation.

The officer wants to remain anonymous for his kind act.

"As he told me, this man needed it more than him, and it was the right thing to do," department spokesman David Tilley told the news station.

Carlo said that he used the money to update the registrations on his and his wife's vehicles.

"He helped me out when I needed it and I appreciate that," he said. "I'll never forget that man."

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