Officer ties teen’s tie for homecoming during traffic stop

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PARK CITY, Utah (WFLA/CNN) — A Park City, Utah police officer is going viral for helping a teen get ready for his homecoming dance after pulling him over.

The quick exchange could have ended in a traffic citation. Instead, it’s a moment being shared throughout our community – and it’s making a lot of people smile.

Park City High School senior Jacob DeLeo was running behind schedule on his way to meet his homecoming date.

“I was already running late for our pictures and our whole group was there and they were texting me wondering where I was,” DeLeo said.

In his rush to get ready, DeLeo realized he didn’t know how to properly tie his tie.

He said he hustled his mom out the door to drive him to find help.

While making their way to the picture site, they were pulled over.

While making their way to the picture site, they were pulled over by Park City Police officer Mike Carillo.

In a moment of desperation, DeLeo asked the officer for a little help.

“He got out of the car and I originally put the tie on myself to tie is first but it was too short, so I put it on him and readjusted it,” Carillo said.

In the video, you can hear DeLeo thanking the police officer.

When Carillo became a police officer, he promised to protect and serve his community.

“The reason I became a cop is to help,” he said.

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