Coquitlam, BC – A young man in a mask has taken a police officer’s car- but this was no carjacking.
On September 28, 2020, at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, the boy and his mother approached Staff Sergeant Vadik just to say hello and get a closer look at his police car.
“I gave him a tour of my police cruiser, but I also gave him a Hot Wheels car that I carry in my pocket for times like these,” says Staff Sergeant Vadik. “I was influenced by a police officer who was kind to me when I was a boy. I want children to have that same experience. And what kid doesn’t like Hot Wheels?”
On that same day, a stranger bought Staff Sergeant Vadik’s coffee as he was using a drive-through. He returned the favour by buying coffee for the next car in line.
Meanwhile, Staff Sergeant Vadik will soon be reloading his pocket with more Hot Wheels for the next child in a mask who says ‘hi.’
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