WACO, Texas (KWTX) A video shot by a Central Texas woman after a local police officer stopped to help her with a flat tire following a blowout and ended up giving her young daughter a ride to school has gone viral.
A video shot by a Central Texas woman after a local police officer stopped to help her with a flat tire following a blowout and ended up giving her young daughter a ride to school has gone viral. (Courtesy photos)
The video shot by Shemecas Mabry was shared more than 1,000 times in a matter of hours.
“He did not have to do that, to make sure she get to school on time,” Mabry said.
Mabry left her apartment at around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to drop off her daughter Zamiha Bennett at Lake Air Montessori School in Waco, but she didn’t get far before she heard a strange noise coming from her car.
With about 45 minutes before the tardy bell was scheduled to ring, she pulled into a Valero at North 19th and Lake Shore Drive and discovered the tire had blown out.
And to make matters worse, she couldn’t restart the car.
“I had called her godparents to come pick us up, but the officer arrived before they got there,” Mabry said.
Waco police Officer John Rozyskie was on patrol in the area when he spotted Mabry and her daughter and pulled over to help.
“He stopped and asked if I needed any assistance pumping the air to my tire because where he was standing he couldn’t see what was going on with the tire,” Mabry said.
“When he got around he saw the tire was blown out. Then when we were getting ready to move the car in front of the pump we realized the battery wasn’t working either.”
Without hesitation, Mabry said the officer offered to remove the car seat and give the girl and her mom a lift to school.
That’s when Mabry began to shoot the video.
“Don’t ever tell me what God can’t do,” she says while shooting the video of her daughter getting into the police car.
“This policeman seen me standing over here, my tire was flat and from getting to the house to the store it completely blew out. My baby got 30 minutes to get to school and this policeman saw me in Waco saw me and stopped to help to take me, to take my baby to school.”
“I’m riding with her so she can be comfortable. He got the car seat in there and everything.”
Mabry said her daughter enjoyed the unusual lift to class.
“She thought it was cool,” she said.
And she made it to school “with two minutes to spare.”
Thursday morning, Zamiha’s godparnets picked her up for class because her mother’s car remains in the shop needing not only a new tire, but also a new alternator and battery but Shemecas isn’t focused on the expensive inconvenience, she’s just happy there was a positive ending.
“When you really look at all the details, my take on it is that God strategically places everybody where they need to be and for this situation I really believe he placed everyone where they needed to be and the officer seemed happy to do it.”
“I’m just grateful.”