Bolton boy receives award for good deeds - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Bolton boy receives award for good deeds

Posted: Updated:
Omari Freeman was given an award from Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim at Freeman's church, Townsend Temple in Bolton. Omari Freeman was given an award from Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim at Freeman's church, Townsend Temple in Bolton.

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A child in Bolton was rewarded Sunday for his recent good deeds.

Omari Freeman, 8 years old, spotted a man pocket two beverages at his family's convenience store, Freeman's Gas and Grill in Bolton.

When the man walked out without paying for the drinks, Freeman alerted the clerk and the clerk made the man empty his pockets.

The whole incident was caught on tape by the security cameras in the store.

It turns out that the man, Sheldon Glen Patrick, is wanted for the same crime in Wilmington.

On Sunday, Freeman was given an award from Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim at Freeman's church, Townsend Temple in Bolton.

"This is the good things about law enforcement," said Gillim.  "You know being able to reach out to the community and the community as well to you."

Freeman wants to be a police officer when he's older and he had some words of advice for criminals.

"You're not supposed to take things and you got to obey the law," said Freeman.

Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow