2 Austin police officers split the bill to purchase new tires for stranded teenager

AUSTIN, TX (KTRK) -- In everything you do, it's always good to remember to help those in need whenever you can.

For two Austin police officers, their chance came when they responded to a teenager stranded on the side of the road.

Officers Jason Borne and Tommy Sawin told KXAN they pulled up to the teen who had a flat tire but didn't have a jack for his car.

"Jason started showing him all the points in the car to put the jack, I started explaining to him lefty loosey, righty tighty to take off the rim," Sawin said. "Well as he's doing that I look at the tire on top of the hood, I notice it's after market 14-inch tire."

The officers noticed the tires had a bubble and wires going everywhere. After the officers towed the car, their next decision was financial blessing to the teen. The duo decided to split the bill for brand new tires.

"Just tell by the look in his face, look in his eyes, what we were doing for him, he truly appreciated it," Sawin added.

Borne and Sawin are now raising money to either fix the car, or buy the teen a new one.

A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $6,000.
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