Officer Caught On Camera Giving A Homeless Man Brand New Shoes

| by Dominic Kelly

An Indianapolis police officer went above and beyond to help a homeless man, and thanks to a professional athlete, the story has since gone viral.

Reports say that the unidentified officer stopped at a red light where a homeless man named Fred frequently panhandles and cleans up trash around the area. Instead of giving Fred a ticket, however, the officer did something noble; he opened up his trunk, took out a pair of brand new shoes, and offered them to Fred.

"He said, 'I got some size 10 boots that I want to give to someone.' I said, 'Well, I know someone that could use them.' So he gave them to me," said Fred.

Fred’s feet were a size 15, however, so he told the officer that he knew someone else that could really use them.

At that exact moment, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was driving by and witnessed the incredibly act of charity, so he quickly took out his phone and snapped a picture. Hibbert later tweeted it to his thousands of followers, and so far, the post has garnered tens of thousands of likes.

Despite the attention that the picture has received, the officer has not come forward to reveal his identity.

“I don't want them to find out who the officer is, because I don't want to get him in trouble," said Fred.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has also not yet been able to identify which of their officers is responsible for the good deed.

Sources: Huffington Post, Fox 59, WTHR