Cop pulls woman over, suddenly switches to ‘mechanic mode’ instead of giving ticket for having no brake lights

When this Richmond, Virginia, woman was pulled over by a police officer for having no brake lights, she was about to hand over her documents. She didn’t expect what happened next, but she made sure to get some photos of it, which later garnered nearly 100,000 shares on Facebook.

Chy-Niece Thacker was driving to an interview one day when she was pulled over by a police officer. Anticipating the usual, “Hello ma’am, can I see your license and registration,” she dug out her documents and was ready to hand them over to the officer.

Instead, the Henrico County officer, Jenkins, quickly stopped her from doing so.

“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,’” Thacker recounted in her Facebook post.

Hearing this, Thacker said she felt upset, because she had just had the brake lights replaced a month ago, which had already costed her $600.

She never expected what the cop was about to do next.

He asked her to pop the trunk, and then began checking the rear brake lights, tapping them to see if they would flick on. They didn’t. So next, he asked her to pop the hood, and she did. He checked the relay box and asked her 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,” she shared on her Facebook post. “He is a blessing.”

Thacker recounted that the officer told her that her safety was more important than giving her a ticket.

“I don’t want anyone slamming into the back of you,” he said. She was touched, and later shared the photos online.

The Henrico County Police Department also posted Thacker’s photos and thanked her for sharing the good deed done by one of their own.

“Thank you Chy-Niece Thacker for sharing this about one of our officers,” they wrote on Facebook. “We are so proud of our officers, especially when we see citizens share things like this. Above and beyond the call of duty, Officer Jenkins. Service to our community is what it’s all about.”

 
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