Being a good citizen could land you some pulled pork and ribs, courtesy of the Royal Oak Police Department and Lockhart’s BBQ.
Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue announced this week the ROPD is participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Cop a gift card
On Thursday, Sgt. Keith Spencer was patrolling downtown when he noticed two elderly woman trying to cross Fourth Street. Even though it was raining, drivers ignored the women. Finally, a man stopped, waved the pair across the street and then let another vehicle turn onto Fourth Street.
Spencer pulled the man over and issued a gift card; not a ticket.
"I didn't know what I did," said a surprised Dave Mangum, of Royal Oak. A fan of Lockhart's, the gift card made his day.
Random Acts of Kindness Week
The week is promoted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which is a non-profit established in 1995.
“Lockhart’s BBQ donated the gift cards for our officers to give to people observed being good citizens," O'Donohue said.
Dozens of $15 gift cards will be awarded through Sunday.
"We're neighbors with the police," said Patrick Scanlon, Lockhart's general manager. "We''ll do anything they want. That's what neighbors are for."