A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper purchased a car seat for a woman’s son after writing her three traffic tickets.
Niya Sumter shared the story on Facebook of how she was pulled over by the trooper, Bradley Sanders, as she drove her child to his doctor’s appointment.
“Can I say how good god is?” Sumter wrote in the Nov. 19 post. “After giving me my tickets he said ‘follow me, let’s go buy your baby a car seat!”
The mother said her son was trying to get out of his “big boy seat” as Sanders was talking to her.
Sumter posted a photo from inside Walmart showing her excited child in a shopping cart with the new seat with Sanders standing beside.
Sanders told WAPT that he decided to make the purchase after speaking with his wife, who called him during the traffic stop.
“He was buckled in,” Sanders told the outlet, referring to Sumter’s son. “But he wasn’t in the proper car seat and he was able to freely move around.”
The officer said Sumter was “very grateful” and understood why she was pulled over. “She had no issue with what was going on,” he said.
The three tickets could be dismissed in court, Sanders told WAPT.