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IMPD helps snowbound woman

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – During Sunday’s snow storm, an Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer went grocery shopping, but it wasn’t for the officer’s family.

A 90-year-old Indianapolis woman called police because she was stuck inside her home after the snow storm, and she was running out of food. The woman had no groceries and was eating peanut butter spread on taco shells, according to a police report.

She reached out to her church and her grandson to see if they could take her to the store, but neither were able to provide assistance because they were also snowbound. So, she called police, and two officers responded to her home.

Concerned about the next time the woman would be able to grocery shop again, one of the officers drove to the grocery store and purchased $60 worth of food to help the woman until the snow melted.

The woman told a 24-Hour News 8 reporter she was very appreciative of the officers. She said with a walker and bad legs she would have struggled to get to the store.