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Los Angeles police pull over to help schoolboy with his tie

"[The mother] was almost embarrassed and said she had been looking at YouTube videos to learn how to tie a tie," Officer Jonathan Maldonado said.

By Ben Hooper

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department shared photos of two officers stopping at the side of the road to help a schoolboy and his mother tie his tie.

The department's Hollenbeck Division tweeted two photos Monday showing Officers Jonathan Maldonado and Alberto Ladesma helping a 14-year-old boy with his tie at the side of a road in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.

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Maldonado said the incident took place Aug. 13 when the female motorist and her teen son flagged down the officers' patrol car.

"I saw the kid waving at me, and the mother asked if I could help with his tie through her car window," Maldonado told NBC Los Angeles. "[The mother] was almost embarrassed and said she had been looking at YouTube videos to learn how to tie a tie."

The officer said he was glad to help the boy, who was headed for orientation at Bishop Mora Salesian High School.

"We're here to help the community we serve," Maldonado said. "Sometimes people are just scared to ask."

"I thank God I had the opportunity to help someone and make an impact in their lives," he said.

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