After spending a few days driving, a man named Robert Wood simply wanted get some rest. Wood, along with his wife and two kids, chose to save money by spending another night inside of their car.
They had plans to move back to Oregon from Alaska, and had already traveled to Eugene for deciding to rest for the night. They never expected a local cop to interrupt their plans.
As Eugene Police Lt. David Natt patrolled the local park, a car in the distance immediately caught his eye. The park had already closed for the night.
The officer knew that no one had any business still being there. He cautiously approached the vehicle and knocked on the window…
But it wasn’t until Police Lt. Natt peered inside that he caught a heartbreaking sight. The officer was stunned to find a four-year-old sleeping on a man’s chest, alongside a two-year-old nuzzled with a pregnant woman.
He knew he had to take immediate action. But this plan wouldn’t involve his police badge at all.
Instead of reprimanding the family for trespassing, Lt. Natt did something that would change their lives in a way they never saw coming. The family initially thought they were in big trouble.
They were fearful their kids might be taken away for sleeping in a car. But the officer wasn’t about to let that happen.