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Police Officer Replaces Young Boy’s Stolen Pokemon Card Collection with his own

Published on May 24th, 2016 | Updated on May 24th, 2016 | By FanFest

Get the tissues ready! Last week, a 9-year-old Cleveland boy was devastated when the binder containing his treasured collection of Pokémon cards was stolen right out of his hand as he walked down the sidewalk.

Bryce’s mother called the police, who recovered the binder from a kid in a nearby neighborhood. However, Bryce realized that some of his beloved cards were missing. Officer James Grotenrath, of the Cleveland Police Department gave the boy his own childhood Pokémon collection.

“I grew up with Pokémon,” the 26-year-old cop stated in an interview with Cleveland’s Fox 8. “I loved Pokémon as a kid and I would be heartbroken too if my cards were taken from me.”

After his shift was over, Officer Grotenrath went home and dug through the closet for his own treasured cards. In case you were wondering, his card deck wasn’t full of just Gastly, Pidgey and Energy Cards. One of the cards was said to be a ‘real gem’. “There’s only about 10 of these in the world and I have one of them,” Bryce explained. The card itself wasn’t named, perhaps in case the thief decides to return and take that one too.

“It’s a priceless item,” Grotenrath added, “but it’s better to see someone else smile, and in my book, like my partner says, it’s just happy to see a citizen smile instead of always frowning upon us and looking the other way.”

Check out the full interview below:


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