Police replace boy's stolen PlayStation with their own money

Police replace boy's stolen PlayStation with their own money

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - On July 23, Christine Rogers and her son, Jaden, came home to find someone had broken into their Gastonia home.

At first, it didn't appear anything was missing, but then they found the thieves stole one of Jaden's most prized possessions - a PlayStation 4, a controller, and a video game were all gone.

Police were there to see Jaden's reaction when he found his PlayStation was stolen.

"He was upset," said Rogers, which might be understating it. Jaden was in tears over the loss.

The police that came to investigate normally just investigate the crime, but this time they went above and beyond.

A few weeks later, officers let the mother know they'd gathered up the money to replace Jaden's game unit, along with the controller and a new game.

"When they told me, I was emotional and broke down on the living room floor," Rogers said.

But they kept the gift a surprise from Jaden. They had him come down to the station under the premise they needed to ask him some questions about the break-in.

That's where they broke the best news ever.

Check out the video to see the first thing Jaden said after his big surprise. (Here's a hint - it was something that would make any parent proud.)

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