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Greenville Co. deputy buys piggy bank for baby after home burglary

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GCSO Deputy Scott Heath and 6 month old Ezra Allen outside his home. (Source: Fox Carolina) GCSO Deputy Scott Heath and 6 month old Ezra Allen outside his home. (Source: Fox Carolina)
TAYLORS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 6-month old baby named Ezra and Greenville County sheriff's deputy Scott Heath now have a special bond.  It all started Tuesday night when Heath responded to the Allen family home in Taylors for a burglary. 

"Noticed several items from outside the home had been stolen, several items from inside the home had also been stolen," said Heath. 

But he said when he and the family started compiling a list of items taken, they realized their baby's Batman piggy bank had also been stolen. 

"It kind of pulled my heart strings a little bit," said Heath. He said the family had just moved into their home, and Ezra's dad is also an Army veteran. He said it was a lot to take in. And having just seen a Batman piggy bank in a store few weeks prior, he had an idea. 

"I told my wife you know, one of these days I'm gonna get me one, cause who doesn't want a batman piggy bank, so I definitely knew exactly where to go get one to help them out," said Heath. 

After leaving the Allen's home, he said he quickly rushed to the store before they closed.  He also put a handsome amount of money in the piggy bank before bringing it by to the family, because they had been saving for Ezra's future for quite some time.

"Everything else is replaceable, but that had sentimental value, and for him to do something like that and you know, no reason to do that you know, (pauses) it'll bring a tear to your eye," said Christopher Allen, Ezra's dad. 

Allen and his wife Caitlyn were in shock and said they never thought their home would be burglarized, but having someone like Heath there in their time of need is helping them through the shock. 

"He came in he helped us out, I mean more than he'll ever know, and it's just hard to believe that there's still people that serve the community and are willing to go the extra mile to help people out," said Allen. 

Greenville County deputies said the burglary at the Allen residence was a random attack. They said it's an ongoing and open investigation. 

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