Cops give family new car seats instead of tickets for driving without them

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Cops Give Family New Car Seats Instead of Tickets for Driving Without Them

A down-on-his-luck Texas man gets pulled over for driving with three young children riding without car seats and instead of three tickets, pretty much the last thing he needed -- the cops gave him exactly what he needed.

Cedar Park Police officer Justin Gower says that when he pulled over a man for driving with an expired registration and a malfunctioning light, he also noticed the man's three little girls in the back seat riding without child seats.

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Even though he'd never met the man, Gower said he'd heard about him from other officers and knew the guy was having a tough time and had been living in his car while trying to save money for his family.

Realizing issuing the man three tickets wasn't going to do him any good, Gower instead called in fellow Officer Cale Hawkins and the two pooled their money. While Gower stayed with the family, Hawkins headed to Wal-Mart, and returned with three brand new age-appropriate car seats for the man's daughters, ages 1, 3 and 4.

The man they helped did not want to be identified, but he issued a statement through police calling the officer's gesture quote, "Nothing short of a miracle."

The officers, on the other hand, described their actions as just "the right thing to do."

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