Where Was She?
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Jeff Colvin was patrolling the neighborhood. This had become a daily routine. But when he looked towards the Scales' home, he always noticed a tiny hand in the window. But this time, the child wasn’t at her usual spot. For some reason, this made Colvin uneasy.
A Rough Start
Klynn Scales was born and raised in a rough neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. This made it difficult for her to succeed in anything. The nine-year-old girl went hungry most of the time. But that wasn’t even the biggest concern that she had in her young life. She wasn’t home alone.
Weight On Her Shoulders
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She lived in a horrible neighborhood and her mother was rarely home. Worst of all, Scales had two younger brothers. This was a huge responsibility for any child to deal with. She simply had no choice. To keep her brothers from starving, she had to do something that was unthinkable.
An Illegal Move
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The situation was dire. So, Scales had no other option than to steal. This is something that no child should ever have to think about, but she did. She went to a local 7-11 convenience store and tried taking food for herself and her siblings. But as if the guilt weren’t bad enough, cops discovered what she did.
Keeping An Eye On Them
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
The Kansas City Police Department was now aware of Scales and the hardships her family was going through. So, officer Jeff Colvin took it upon himself to check up on the family every now and then. He didn’t realize his decision would prove to be invaluable to the family.