A few of you may have read that I am a Police Officer and keep toys in my patrol car to give to kids. Well last night I had a really disturbing call dealing with child molestation of a 10 year old boy but needless to say we took him to kids home to stay until his Grandparents can get here from another state to take custody. Well I went to my car and was looking in my trunk and all I had was a FAB Barricade. I really didn't think he would like that to much but I took it to him and ask if he had seen the movie and what his favorite Transformer was. Of course the kid really doesn't know what all is happening. All he knows is that the cops are there taking his Dad away and he is obviously upset. So just trying to calm him down he got all into the discussion about the movie. He told me his favorite looking one was the big black truck with the big guns, Ironhide I said. Well they were kinda poor so I knew that the family really couldn't afford a $20.00 toy so I was going to go get him today and surprise him at the boys home with it. And now to what happened like 6 hours ago.................... Go into my Wal-Mart and I was just in there like 2 days ago and they had all kinds of Movie TF's along with other lines. Ironhide was not to be found. I found a buddy of mine that works in the department and said man were sis all the TF's go? He said man you just missed a guy that came in here and loaded his buggy down with most of them. The only thing he left on the shelf was a Leader Brawl and some real gears. He told me the guy just walked away like 5 minutes ago right before I walked up. So of course I'm thinking scalper right but I thought I could find the guy and maybe reason with him to get a Ironhide of him if he had one. Well I find the guy up by the registers and man does he have a scalpers haul. I mean he has like 2 or 3 of every movie toy they had including at least 4 08 bumblebees on top. So I came up to the guy real nice I'm in plain clothes with a badge on my belt and my firearm in a paddle holster but I cover them up cause I don't want to make the uneasy. I told him there was a kid that was in bad shape that was really wanting a Ironhide and if he could spare one I would mean alot to him. He just looked at me like I was crazy and goes "theres kids all over this state who WANT something I'm just trying to get on the bandwagon" this really got under my skin. I said look there was a kid the was molested last night and I am the Police Officer that took the report and this would really just make his day if I could get one from you. He just looks at me and says "I have enough problems of my own your not gonna get any help from me". I took all I had not to just punch the guy in the face right there in the store. Anyway I stood there and watched him get his total and everything he got was $507 bucks and thats just for Transformers. I just walked past him and said you are one of the reasons the world is the way it is today. I get a smart "what soes that mean" all I said was no sympathy, caring, or compassion. Anyway to make a bad story great I went to a few more stores and found one took it to the kid and the joy on his face when he opened it was enough to bring a tear to even the hardest of Cops eyes. I must admit after I left I had a little cry in my patrol car and all I could think of was getting home and holding my wife and baby .