A US police officer has come to the aid of a 9-year-old Pokémon fan after his beloved collection of cards was stolen by a local hoodlum.
Young Bryce - who has been collecting the cards since he was 6 - was proudly showing off his collection to friends when the thief struck. He swiped the binder containing Bryce's cards and ran off.
The police were alerted, and Cleveland officers James Grotenrath and Ken Kirk eventually tracked the miscreant down and recovered the binder - but alas, some of the cards were gone.
For long-time Pokémon fan Grotenrath, the pain was real. A collector himself, the 26-year-old returned home after his shift and dig out his own card collection, which he duly gave to Bryce:
I grew up with Pokemon, I loved Pokemon as a kid and I would be heartbroken too if my cards were taken from me... it's better to see someone else smile, and in my book, like my partner says, it's just happy to see a citizen smile instead of always frowning upon us and looking the other way.
If that story doesn't warm your heart, then you're as cold as a Vanillish.
Extremely touching, really, this guy did an amazing thing
James Grotenrath used Baton Pass!
I'm bidding on a collection of Pokemon cards at the moment, the seller is some dude called Young_Bryce2007... heeeeey!
Very nice story,good on the cop.I visited Cleveland a few years ago,mainly to go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.I was only there for 2 days but I saw some dodgy stuff going on.Me and my ex girlfriend were pestered for money a few times,1 guy was pretty threatening about it and made out he had a gun.He went off with nothing though.I think my Scottish accent put him off in the end haha.On top of that,I had my camera seized at the Hall of Fame by an overly aggressive security guard,fair enough I shouldn't have been taking photos in the first place but still,she took the card out and deleted all the photos,including ones I'd taken on my trip to Niagara Falls.She ended up getting a real mouthful from me.Safe to say,it's not a place I have any desire to go back to.Sorry to anyone from Cleveland.
@Kid_Sickarus uses Obvious Joke. It's not very effective.
Officer Grotenrath is a Pokémon himself?!
And has been for a long time too?
@dequesi Sounds like a Grass-Dark type.
"For long-time Pokémon Grotenrath...."
A new mythical Pokémon emerges!
I'm actually happy to hear (read) this not because it's an awesome thing to do, but because it's a cop that's doing it and these days the love goes real quick for them... Makes you remember there are good people out there still and in a position of power too.
This is the best story I've heard in a long time. Just a great thing to do.
Cool! Nintendo/Game Freak should use the officer's name as a special Pokémon in the future!
PS. "Grotenrath", that is. Not sure "James" would work as a compelling Pokémon name...
That's awesome. Not much needed to say on that one. 🙂
@helbertpina That is a fantastic idea!
That is so awesome ! good on the guy !!
There really should be a new Pokémon called Grotenrath. It already sounds like a Pokémon name lol
This is a wonderful story. (P.S. I love Vanillite; it's so cute! However, only its evolutions are trash... besides Garbodor. Trubbish is also cute!!!)
Brilliant very heart warming.
Good job on this man! That was very nice.
This is what it's all about.
I'm not so touched into this, but this is the best positive news for a LONG time.
I mean we gamers always get negative news 24/7. Its good that we get something like this and hopefully more like this for years.
Due to a miscalculation of the time and my own procrastination, I missed the shiny Yveltal event... kinda bummed.
But this article cheered me up a little.
Really heartwarming, how this officer would be kind enough to donate his collection to this poor kid.
Why anyone would steal a young kid's Pokemon cards is beyond me. Then again, I don't understand the appeal of stealing in general.
That melted the cold, cold ice around my heart.
Dude, this guy is an absolute bro. Props to him!
That is so awesome! It definitely warms my heart to hear that someone went an extra mile, just to bring a smile to someone's face.
This is a great story, another great example on how police officers are helping our every day community.
probably another kid.
Nobody's done this joke already? Shame on you guys!
This story IS heartwarming, I'm just wondering where that kid heard that there's only 10 copies of that card in existence. They gave away one for pretty much everybody who watched the second movie in the theater, and I'm pretty sure that's more than 10 people.
Anybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about: there's a video about this whole thing where the kid says this.
@Krisi Which card, I'm guessing an Ancient Mew? There are a couple of versions of it that are extremely rare and valuable, though I'm not sure if one only had ten copies. The print given out from theaters is indeed very easy to come by and cheap, though. Maybe he did have the rarer version, or maybe he just misunderstood and has the theater version. I have one of the theater version myself. Neat card.
@Crimzonlogic Yes, it is the Ancient Mew. Is there really a rarer version of it? This is news to me.
Man I know how you feel dude I missed shiny Xerneas. I cloned my Yveltal when I got it from the event so if you shoot me your friend code I can send you one of them. That way you don't miss out. I'll be using my Pokemon Y. My friend code is 1521-3688-8927. Send me whatever poke you want. I don't care what I get.
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