Cops pull her over for expired tags, but single mom pleads “It was tags or groceries.”

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Cops pull her over for expired tags, but single mom pleads “It was tags or groceries.”

Naomi Norelli had already been a hard time when a cop pulled her over one night. The single mom had overcome a cancer diagnosis during her last pregnancy, then moved to Denver for a new job and better life — only to have the job fall through.

She had even bought a new car, but the dealership duped her with a lemon that broke down not long after she bought it. The last thing Naomi needed was a ticket.

But that’s what the cop gave her, for the expired tags on her car.

“The police officer asked why my tags were so far expired. I explained, ‘Well, it’s between the tag and the groceries, essentially.’ I am a single parent with two kids under the age of 5 and just trying to make those ends meet with the kids is really challenging,” Naomi said. For Naomi, the $400 fee for new tags was just too much.

Naomi knew the ticket was justified, but she was in tears over it, anyway. But then, while at work, she got another surprise of a much better nature: two cops showed up with groceries for her and her family.

Grateful for their generosity, she sent them a thank-you note. And then, Naomi got a call from the police chief, who had more good news for her…






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