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(NEWSER) – A struggling mom in Kansas says her heart dropped when she was caught shoplifting this week—but a police officer may have turned her life around. Sarah Robinson, who cares for six daughters by herself, tried stealing basic necessities for her 2-year-old twin girls at a Walmart in Roeland Park, Kansas, on Monday. "I had lost my house and all of our belongings, and I don't have a job," she tells ABC News.

"So I went to Walmart, grabbed clothes, shoes, diapers, wipes, and I just walked out, but they caught me." That's when officer Mark Engravalle showed up and saw some of Robinson's children walking barefoot with dirty feet. "He asked her what the situation was, and she broke down crying," says a Roeland Park public information officer.

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