Maddie Carlson was sitting in the passenger seat of her mother’s SUV, when all of a sudden the police lights behind them started flashing. Then instead of going over to ask the 16-year-old’s mother for her license and registration, the officer went over to the passenger side to hand her a check.
CBS Boston reports the New Hampshire teen is battling a rare form of bone cancer, with which the high school junior was diagnosed in the spring.
“Maddie, on behalf of the Goffstown Police Association we want to give you a check for helping support you guys,” the officer said.
The whole thing was a setup.
“We want to see your license first,” the officer quipper. “Have a good time at lunch. This was all your mother’s idea.”