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Ohio police replace family’s stolen presents

A family's Christmas was gone and restored the next morning thanks to the police

By PoliceOne Staff

KETTERING, Ohio — Kind-hearted police who responded to a family who were robbed of all their presents on Christmas returned to the home hours later — armed with gifts to replace the stolen items. 

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Officers were called after the Finley family returned to their home Christmas Eve to find their back door open, their TV gone, and the presents swiped from under their tree. 

Soon after the police left the home where they were investigating the break-in, they called back, saying they had a few more questions about the robbery. They returned bearing gifts from Walgreens, where the officers spent $300 of their own money before fellow shoppers began pitching in.

“We all wanted to do something special to take away the bad,” Stacey Finley said, quoting one of the officers. “As they pulled away, they all did their lights.  It was the neatest thing I’ve ever seen.”

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