Teen Calls Cops on Family; Cop Buys Him a Bed

South Carolina officer goes beyond call of duty to help needy teen
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2014 4:50 PM CDT

Acerra gave the teen his number and said he'd try to help. Weeks later he showed up in a truck bearing a bed, a TV, a desk, a chair, and even a Wii. "I did it because I could. It was the right thing to do." Since WISTV aired the story, the police department says people have called asking how they, too, can help the family. Acerra's brother is MMA fighter Ferdinando Acerra, and his Facebook post about the good deed also is generating offers of help, notes the Huffington Post. (Click to read about another police officer who played Good Samaritan, this time after a shoplifting arrest.)

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