One Police Officer in Albuquerque, N.M., tried to keep his good deed a secret.
He didn't want to make a big deal out of the fact that after responding to a domestic dispute report, he ended up purchasing groceries for a family in need.
Luckily, the news got out.
Officer Hector Marquez Jr. was dispatched to the home of a 63-year-old woman and her six grandchildren on September 11, according to news reports. The dispute was allegedly between the kids and settled down when Marquez arrived. That's when the officer learned that the grandmother lived on a fixed income and relied on food stamps.
He also found out that the children had not eaten since that morning, according to the Albequerque Police Department, and they didn't have food for dinner that night or the following day.
So Marquez bought the family groceries out of his own pocket.
A squad mate told their squad sergeant about Marquez's actions so that the department could recognize him.
The department subsequently gave him a letter of commendation and told his story on Facebook. The post received close to 12,000 likes.
I feed a family every day and I don't get anywhere near as many likes on Facebook. But that might be because they're my family.
"It's the people like this in the world that make fighting another day worth it everyday," one commenter wrote. "Thank you, Officer."
For the last five years Nance has eaten only raw meat from animals he slaughtered.
He consumes almost the entire carcass the innards and fat included.
Five years ago, Nance was vomiting constantly. He began to experiment with several diets, including vegan. Then he went to the other extreme, excluding almost anything without a heartbeat, as part of his own interpretation of the Paleo diet (also known as the caveman diet).
"I've physically gotten stronger and more physically robust," he said.
And no expiration dates for this committed carnivore.
Dad doesn't approve, but his vegetarian girlfriend understands. A father of four, he also admitted to that his eating habits "kind of led up to" his previous marriage ending in divorce. It's complicated.
The chocolate cake passed through a metal detector and was sitting on a table when it was attacked, and violated.
Cake and frosting went flying when a Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy grabbed the cake molester and took him to the ground. According to media outlets more deputies rushed to help only to end up smeared with frosting.
Deputy Joe Connor says that 50-year-old Robert Fredrickson was arrested for investigation of third-degree theft, and gluttony in the first degree. The man had been on his way to a court appearance.
A local grocery offered to replace the cake for free.