Kindhearted Lakeland police officer replaces girl's stolen bike

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 11:56:13-04

(WFLA, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A Lakeland police officer went above and beyond for a little girl in his community after her bike was stolen Monday.

6-year-old Serenity was upset when she found out her bike was gone. Serenity's older brother borrowed the bike to go to work, and someone took it.

"My brother left it outside of the barber shop without watching it," Serenity said.

Officer Matthew Ervin knew that chances of finding the exact bike were slim - so he jumped into action. The officer went to the store and bought her a brand new one. He even made sure it was purple, the same color as her other bike.

"I just think it's unacceptable for a kid to not have a bicycle, especially in summer. I think every kid deserves a bike," Officer Ervin said.

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