Cleveland Police Patrol Officers Nicole Corea and Scott Eubanks were on patrol last evening in the Fifth District and encountered a female panhandling near I-90 and East 152nd Street. The officers stopped to talk with the woman and she told them she needed money for food for her two children. Sergeant Tim Maffo made some calls and arranged for the officers to pick up meals from St. Herman’s. The officers made the trip to St. Herman’s and were then able to provide meals to the woman and both kids.
In this case, it would have been possible for the officers to issue the woman a citation for panhandling, but they did not. The officers took the time to come to understand why she was out asking for money. They showed extreme care and compassion for her difficult situation and were able to help her to feed her family. A great job by all and a special thanks to the good people of St. Herman’s for joining our officers in aiding this citizen.