Good News (10/19) - Police Officer Buys Gym Membership for Teen

(Illinois) - Employees at a fitness center called police after a teenage boy was repeatedly caught sneaking in to play basketball.  The officer who responded decided not to arrest the teen, but instead offered to buy him a membership to the gym.   The officer agreed to pay $150 out of his pocket to cover a membership for 4 months.  When the gym's corporate office heard the story they said they would extend the teen's membership for 2 years.  The teen is an NBA hopeful, and has gotten national attention. He just needed a place to play! 

The officer said he did it because, ā€œIā€™d rather have him playing ball than being on the street and possibly getting into trouble.ā€

Source: Chicago Tribune

 

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