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Police officer buys shoes for teenage store clerk who used duct tape to hold her old shoes together

By Mason White 12:20 PM February 14, 2016
The teen’s shoes and Officer Sebastian Goldman 

By: Wayne Morin
A teenager of Alabama, was forced to use duct tape to keep his shoes together as he did not have money to buy a new pair.

Officer Sebastian Goldman, an 18 year veteran of the police force in Hueytown, went to a supermarket to get food for prisoners.

A 19-year-old supermarket employee helped the officer carry the shopping bags to his car.

That is when Goldman realized the badly worn shoes the teenagers was wearing. They were held together with tape.

The officer said that he asked the teenager: “What’s up with duct tape? is this something kids are doing now? A fashion statement?”

The teenager explained that his shoes tore so he wrapped them in duct tape so he could use them until payday when he will have enough money to get a new pair.

Goldman, a father of three children, decided to help the teenager. He asked the teenager his shoe size and he went out to buy him a new pair of shoes.

He then returned to the store and handed the shoe to the store clerk.

Angela Roach Scory, who witnessed the exchange of shoes, took a photo and wrote about the incident on Facebook, where it received a lot of positive attention from the community.

In the Facebook post she wrote: “Special shout out to Hueytown Police Officer Goldman. Today he saw a young man with duct tape on his shoes at Food Giant and bought him a new pair of shoes! Everyone at Food Giant this morning was in tears when he brought them to the young man! Way to go Office Goldman!”