Fox 8 Cleveland reported that an officer donated his Pokémon trading card collection to a young boy who had his cards stolen.
Bryce, who is is 9 years old, began collecting and storing Pokémon trading cards in a binder since he was 6 years old. One day when he was at a friends house his binder was stolen by another kid who then ran away.
Officers James Grotenrath and Ken Kirk took the kids report and were able to find the thief and return the binder, but some of the cards were missing.
Officer Grotenrath, said that he understands Bryce’s devastation as he was a Pokémon collector when he was young as well.
“I would be heartbroken too if my cards were taken from me.”
After going home that evening Grotenrath looked through his closets and found his Pokémon cards. He then went back to Bryce’s home and gave him the collection. The collection even included a rare Ancient Mew!
Grotenrath says he was happy to help Bryce:
“It’s a priceless item, but it’s better to see someone else smile, and in my book, like my partner says, just happy to see a citizen smile instead of always frowning upon us and looking the other way.”
The thief was never charged with anything but was given a “talking to”.