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Greg Snider pulled into a parking lot in Houston to make a business call. While he was there, a homeless man approached the car and asked for change, so Snider gave him 75 cents and drove off. When Snider pulled onto a nearby freeway, police stopped him and surprised him by how aggressive the officers were. They ordered him out of his car and handcuffed him insisting that he had given the man drugs. Snider told them that he had only given the man some money, but the officers did not believe him. He gave them permission to search his car and waited for an hour as they looked for drugs. He told them repeatedly that he had only given the man money, but no one believed him. When the police finally released him, Snider said he was not happy about the damage done to his car, or that the officers were actually laughing about the mistake. He has since filed a complaint with the department over the way he was treated and does not know how helping someone in need caused so much trouble.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Man gives change to homeless person, is handcuffed and held by police for an hour, by Will Lerner,, Accessed January 16, 2014.

Proverbs 19:17 (HCSB) (17) Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender.

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