42ºF

St. Johns County deputy surprises Arlington girl with new bike

Aniyah Johnson and her new bike

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A little Arlington girl received a generous gift from a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday after she was being bullied at school.

Aniyah Johnson has been riding her brother's bicycle to school because her dad's truck recently broke down and she was being bullied at her school because she didn't have a girl's bike.

"I rolled up here and I heard a lot of people talking about me and how I was riding a boy bike and my dad was asking questions and I was like, 'It's OK. It doesn't bother me,'" Aniyah said.

Aniyah wrote a letter to St. Johns County deputy and family friend Willie Williams, who she considers like an uncle.

In the letter addressed to Williams, Aniyah explained how her dad wants to get her a new bicycle, but can't because he was trying to get his truck fixed. 

She wrote that the situation was hard on him.

Williams and the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office took action and helped get Aniyah a brand new pink and purple bicycle.

Aniyah was extremely grateful and rode her brand new bike to school Thursday.

Aniyah also had a word for the bullies at school.

"You shouldn't bully anyone because you wouldn't like anyone to bully you," Aniyah said. "You want to treat someone the way you want to be treated."