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Mother Records Officer Talking to Her Daughter After 5-Year-Old Caught Stealing Candy

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Candy is so sweet and delicious, it can be tempting for anyone who’s craving some sugar. Having the candy bars near the register can also call you into grabbing one and adding it to the rest of your items as you are checking out.

But for this 5-year-old girl, the temptation to take one without paying for it was a little too much.

Texas State Trooper Cpl. Tyson Metzig felt the need to help young Xyleigh learn a valuable lesson, and her mother Sharae Sanders-Schmitt recorded the encounter.

Xyleigh soon began to cry, scared of what Metzig would do, but the trooper surprised her with a warm, soft tone.

As Metzig asked her if she learned anything, the little girl would avoid his gaze.

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That is when Metzig gave some reassuring words that we all need to hear.

“You don’t have to be scared of me,” he said. “We all make mistakes. Even I do.

“We just gotta learn from them, right?” he added.

It was with those words that Xyleigh looked up at Metzig and started to wipe away her tears. While she stayed quiet, he stood there patiently with a smile as he rested his chin on his hands.

Metzig told her about what stealing was and how doing it could get her in a lot of trouble.

When he asked Xyleigh for a hug, she had a big smile on her face as she nodded.



Sanders-Schmitt was very grateful for the trooper’s patience and kinds words for her daughter.

“Because of him, my daughter learned a valuable lesson today that she did not take heed by her parent,” she wrote.

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“It takes a village to raise children and I hate that I did not get to see this police officer’s badge (I now know that it is Officer Tyson Metzig) so that I could give him a huge thank you once again!” she added.

With the teamwork of Sanders-Schmitt and Metzig, Xyleigh learned some very important lessons about stealing, learning from our mistakes and not being afraid of police officers.

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Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year.
Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year. In her spare time, she sings, writes music, crochets, and eats Chick-fil-A. She also loves to spend time at a local jail, where she leads Bible studies with incarcerated women.
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