Henry County sheriff's deputy buys new bike for girl who had hers stolen

Alexis Jenkins, 4, had her bike stolen June 14

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter

HENRY COUNTY, Va. - A Henry County sheriff's deputy went above and beyond the call of duty to help a little girl after someone stole the girl's bicycle on June 14.

When the deputy found out the family couldn't afford to replace it, he decided to replace it for them.

Alexis Jenkins, 4, loves cruising around on her new bicycle with her baby.

"It's not a real baby. I don't have to name it," Jenkins said.

Her old bicycle, the one she got this past Christmas, was stolen last Wednesday along with her family's lawnmower.

Alexis and her mother had just gotten home from Florida on Wednesday and didn't realize the bike and mower were gone until Thursday morning.

"I was kind of dumbfounded, because I had been gone for several days, and none of my stuff had been touched. I get home, and then someone comes and steals some of my stuff," Angela Nemeth, Alexis' mother, said.

A Henry County sheriff's deputy came and took a report about the theft and then left.

Alexis and her mother then also left and went to the grocery store. Not long after they got back, the deputy showed up again.

"I heard a knock, on the door and I look outside and see the cop car in the driveway," Nemeth recalled. "We came out, and he pulled the bike out from around his car. He actually said, 'She shouldn't suffer due to bad people.'"

Alexis didn't have much to say about her reaction, but her mother said she got very excited.

The deputy didn't just get any old bike. He got her one with designs from the movie Frozen, just like the one she had stolen.

Alexis certainly has not been frozen though about riding it.

"My mommy helps me; and daddy," said Alexis.

WSLS reached out to the sheriff's office to speak to the deputy, but the sheriff said the deputy did not want to be interviewed.

"The sad part is, you're stealing from a kid. She's four. My thing is, you can take my stuff but don't steal from a kid," Nemeth said

A sad situation made a little happier, thanks to a Henry County sheriff's deputy.

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