Officers buy new pants for homeless man in Clearwater

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Two police officers in Clearwater are being praised on Facebook for a recent act of kindness involving a homeless man.

A citizen posted on Facebook Monday saying they noticed two officers from the Clearwater Police Department bring a homeless man into the Ross on US-19 and Gulf to Bay Boulevard.

“The man’s pants were ripped all down the buttock area and the officers were bringing him in to shop for a new pair with the biggest loving smiles on their faces,” the post said.

The Clearwater Police Department identified the two officers as Kyle Bingham and Michael Buis. A post on the department’s Facebook page says the officers saw the man with the badly-ripped pants in the Clearwater Mall area and asked if they could help him. 

The two officers then brought the man into Ross, where he picked out a new pair of dress pants. The officers covered the $19.25 bill.

“It was a small price to pay and an easy solution to the problem,” Officer Bingham said.

The police department said in the post they wouldn’t have known about the good deed if the person who saw it hadn’t posted it on Facebook. The department offered their thanks to the two officers for “making a difference each and every day in your community and going above and beyond in this case.”

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