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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-445

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 26, 2015
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    Act Of Kindness

    Deputies took it upon themselves to purchase a three wheel trike with their own money.
    • Saturday
    • August 15, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • HIllsborough County


    On August 15, 2015, Deputy Bryan Lugo worked a theft of a adult tricycle stolen from a 78-year-old Mr. Manuel Melendez who lives on Palm Bay Drive in Tampa.  This morning, Deputy Bryan Lugo and Deputy Raymond Clites, were on routine patrol when they spotted Mr. Melendez walking slowly through his neighborhood with the aid of a cane.

    Deputy Lugo and Deputy Clites, took it upon themselves and searched for a three wheel trike for sale on Craig's list. They found one similar to the trike stolen and purchased it with their own money.

    Both deputies delivered the trike to Mr. Melendez who was very appreciative for their act of kindness. 

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