Cops Enter A 79-Year-Old's House After A Robbery, Then They See The Inside Of His Fridge
Michelle Shreeve 12/5/2016
As we grow older, we realize there will be a time when we might not be able to take care of ourselves anymore. At that point, that's when we might need someone to assist us, especially if we are living alone.
When someone comes in to take care of us, we trust them almost instantly. However, what happens when you find out you can't trust the very person that is supposed to take care of you? For one Tennessee 79-year-old man, he knows all too well what this feels like.
It's a slippery slope as our loved ones age, because that means we will most likely have to entrust a complete stranger to be responsible for and take care of them, as we won't always be able to. They are hired and are a paid employee, so you think that means they would be dedicated to their job, aside from genuinely caring about helping the elderly.
Yet, some people out there should not be allowed to take care of the elderly, as their heart is just not in the right place to do so.
A retired elderly man, William Isabell, was being taken care of by his caregiver, 36-year-old Tammy Brooks. He trusted Tammy, as after all, why wouldn't he? Suddenly, he noticed that he hadn't seen her in more than two days. Then, he realized that Tammy had robbed him, stealing his debit card. After he was robbed by the person who was supposed to be taking care of him, he called the police. The Mount Pleasant Dispatch team received his call saying that he had been robbed.
Tammy not only left him all by himself for longer than he should have been, but she also left William with no food in his refrigerator and no money to buy more. This was beyond dangerous for a number of reasons, but also because of the extremely cold weather they were experiencing at the time. William's call to the police department was simple--he asked if somebody could please bring some food to his apartment so he could eat.
Police Officers take an oath before they receive their badge to serve their community to their highest ability. With William's plea for help, four police officers upheld their oath immediately. Officer Brian Gray, Nathan Bolton, Buddy Odom, and Adam Runions didn't even hesitate for a second to open up their own personal wallets to help William. The four officers ended up buying enough food for William to last him a month.
Knowing that this was just a temporary solution, the officers decided that they would do more than just buy William some food. They ended up starting a food pantry for their community, so that William as well as others who may be in a similar situation for needing food, would never have to go hungry again. They supplied the pantry with canned goods and dry products available to all community members in need.
While starting the community pantry, the officers didn't forget about Tammy Brooks, the criminal caretaker who left William in disarray to begin with. It turns out they arrested her as soon as they were able to track her down. Since her arrest, William has had his money that she stole from him replaced.
Watch this video to learn more about elder abuse.
Sadly, the elderly fall victim to elder abuse more often than we would like to acknowledge. Report any elder abuse you notice immediately to the police, and if you have any loved ones who are currently being taken care of by a stranger, make sure you know who they really are. Our elderly depend on us to protect them.