Wisconsin police officer grants ‘pity’ on would-be drunk driver

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WAUSAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin police officer is getting a lot of praise after he took pity on a person who decided not to drink and drive.

The Wausau Police Department posted the photo on its Facebook page on Monday with a note that was left on a vehicle parked overnight in a metered lot.

“Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices,” the note read.

Parking control officer Jim Hellrood appreciated the person making the smart choice and their sense of humor.

He left a warning on the vehicle that said, “Pity granted. Just a warning.”