A group of New Jersey cops played Santa to a family whose gift-filled car was stolen days before Christmas.
The Florence Township family had parked the car, containing most of their Christmas presents, in front of a Quick Mart on Broad St. Saturday when a man drove off with it, police said.
“During this time when most families are preparing to celebrate Christmas, this family not only had to figure out how they were going to get from place to place without a vehicle, they also had to figure out how they were going to get Christmas gifts for their family,” Florence Township Police Chief Brian Boldizar wrote on Facebook Monday.
Officers decided to pool their money to buy new Christmas presents for a family. A cops’ young daughter even donated one of her own presents.
B&H Photo chipped in with an iPad and the officers’ money was supplemented by a donation from the Florence Fraternal Order of Police.
The gifts were delivered to the family by officers in uniform — and one dressed as St. Nick.