Officer Has No Clue He’s Being Filmed, Actions Quickly Gain National Headlines

Updated October 9, 2017

This woman’s experience with a cop pulling her over didn’t turn out quite how she expected.

When Chy-Niece Thacker was stopped by the police on her way to a job interview, she was a bit worried. He asked her to open the trunk of the car, after which she grabbed her phone and filmed it.

Officer Jenkins noticed that her two brake lights were broken, which she didn’t believe because she had them changed the previous month. She explained that a mechanic wanted $600 to run a test on the car’s wiring.

Jenkins examined the cables behind the lights in her trunk and was able to get them functioning properly!

Chy-Niece was grateful for the officer’s kindness, taking to Facebook to explain the gesture. Her post went viral as commenters thanked the officer, with some calling him a hero.

She wrote in the post: “So this happened just now. I’m on my way to go to my interview this morning when I get pulled. Both brake lights decided to go out this time. As he walked to the car and I was pulling out my stuff, he quickly said, “Don’t worry about pulling anything out. I just want you to know that your brake lights are out.” So I’m immediately upset, because I just got them replaced like last month. So I explained to him how Firestone wants to charge me $600 just to run a test on the wiring of the car. He looked at me like [confused emoji] and told me to pop the trunk. He checked the lights in the trunk and tapped them, but they didn’t come on. So he told me to pop the hood to check the relay box then asked me to get out to check the other one. He could’ve easily given me a ticket, but Officer Jenkins stepped out of officer role and into mechanic role to make sure I was straight. #HesABlessing”

People commenting on her post were impressed with the officer, leaving notes such as: “Thank you Officer Jenkins for being an outstanding person,” “a real MVP,” and “Great job officer!”

Others commented: “How beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing this!” and “All police aren’t bad people and this is the prime example,” with another commenter agreeing, writing: “Right! They’re blessings”

Another commenter shared their own experience with a helpful cop, writing: “Yes there are some good ones out here I got pulled a couple weeks ago for my tail lights being out and he helped me figure it out and it came that it had to be a fuse blown; he told me drive the rest of the way home with my hazard lights on!”

Still others noted: “That’s How Its Supposed To Be…To Protect And Serve…Emphasis On ‘Serve'” and “Doing the job he was supposed to do.”

Another asked that she make the post public, “so it can be shared. People need to understand one person doesn’t define the whole group.”

Other commenters gave her some recommendations for mechanics, so it was a win-win all around!