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New Mexico police teamed up with a church to help a man just released from the hospital


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Circa) — An Albuquerque police officer was instrumental in helping a man just released from the hospital receive a new wheelchair.

Sergeant Jim Edison of the Albuquerque Police Department responded to a call Saturday morning saying that an older gentleman in a wheelchair was asking for money on the street. When he arrived on the scene, the man, Timothy Scott, told him that he had just left the hospital and that he was hungry.

Edison gave Scott his lunch, according to KOB 4. The officer then called Faith Lutheran Church, a ministry that specializes in helping those with special needs, and Scott was in a new wheelchair by the day's end.

Scott's old wheelchair will be refurbished and pass along to someone else in need.

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