New Jersey State Troopers called heroes after buying pizza for 100 stranded travelers

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jun 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-07 10:40:05-04

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Two New Jersey State Troopers were hailed as heroes last weekend after they purchased 15 pizzas to feed a hungry group stranded at Atlantic City's airport.

Troopers Mark Adotta and Joe Mercurio personally paid for the pies on Sunday night for 100 helpless travelers at Atlantic City International Airport. The passengers were stranded in the airport, which was all but shut down for the night, after a Spirit Airlines flight was canceled, leaving them with no food or transportation.A Facebook account with the name Samantha N Steve Baugh wrote about the ordeal and complained that all the customers got from Spirit was 'a cookie.'

Meanwhile, Adotta and Mercurio stepped up. Without hesitation, the two gentleman ordered and paid for 15 pizzas to feed the stranded Spirit Airline passengers. Neither of the troopers wanted to be recognized for their generosity.

A state police official confirmed the Facebook user's version of events to USA Today, reiterating that the troopers did not want to be recognized for their good deed.