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Louisiana Cop Addresses Robber in Viral Video: ‘Look At Me, Son’

Recently, police in America haven’t been getting that much positivity thrown their way in the media. Never fear, for Lt. Clay Higgins of St. Landrys Parish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana is on the case.

In a video from KATC that went viral after popping up on Reddit earlier this week, Higgins discusses the recent burglary of a favorite local establishment for the station’s “Crimestoppers” segment:

“One Wednesday night, July the 8th, Stelly’s Supermarket and Restaurant on Highway 71 was broken into and burglarized. The thief smashed the front glass with a large rock, kicked in the office door, and made off with hundreds of dollars in cash.”

Higgins continues, narrating security camera footage of the suspect breaking into the establishment. But it’s when he talks about how “Stelly’s has been a local favorite for decades” that Higgins’s true colors shine:

“If you’re the man that committed this felony, look at me son, I’m talking to you. The sheriff likes Stelly’s Restaurant, and so do I. The food here is good and the folks are friendly. We’re going to identify you, arrest you and put you in a small cell. After that, I’m going to have cheeseburger here with fries and a Coke, and leave a nice tip for the waitress. Meanwhile, your next meal will be served through a small hole in a cell door.”

Yeah, it’s a bit harsh, but I’ll be damned if I try and disagree with Lt. Higgins. A cheeseburger, fries and Coke from Stelly’s sounds really good.

Check out the clip below, courtesy of KATC:

[h/t Reddit, KATC]
[Image via screengrab]

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