California cop buys car for homeless man

(KCRA Photo)

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) – A homeless family living in Marysville, California is celebrating an unexpected Christmas gift.

“I’ve done this career for quite a while now,” Marysville Police Chief Aaron Easton says. “It sounds cliche, but I started it and remain in the career to have moments where I can actually help somebody out.”

Days ago Easton found a way to do just that after he spotted a post online from Tim Conn’s family.

“My family lives in the Yuba County River bottoms,” said Conn, who explained that his family became homeless after he was laid off years ago.

“Just can’t get a step ahead, or get a job,” he said. “The economy is hot. And now the car is shot.”

A good Samaritan offered to sell Conn a used car for a great price, but he couldn’t afford it.

Easton read about the family’s predicament on Facebook.

“When I saw this opportunity, I wanted to help this family out,” he said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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