A hungry, homeless woman and her baby took refuge in the lobby of a Hyattsville police station in Maryland saying she had nowhere else to go and that she was a victim of domestic violence.
Thanks to Cpl. Che’ Atkinson’s kind actions, she ended up spending the night at a hotel instead of the street.
Now, thousands have taken notice of his good deed on Facebook after a few photos were posted on the police department’s page.
“I’m a little overwhelmed and shocked,” Atkinson told WUSA9. “And the reason why is it didn’t seem like a big deal to me because I see other officers do stuff like this all the time.”
Atkinson has worked as a police officer with the Prince George’s County Police Department for years. Last week he noticed the unidentified woman with her one-year-old daughter sitting in the lobby at the station.
The woman had several bags with her and told Atkinson that she recently escaped an abusive home and was homeless, according to the police department’s Facebook.
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