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chiefbowe82
02-26-2009, 06:35 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090226/ap_on_fe_st/odd_good_samaritan_ticketed

DENVER A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.

Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.

Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.

The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.

Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.

Moffett's stepson, Ken McDonald, said the driver of the pickup plowed into his stepfather, but not before Moffett pushed the two women out of the way.

When he awoke in intensive care, he learned of the ticket. "His reaction was dazed and confused. I was a little angry," said McDonald.

The other man also was cited for jaywalking, while the pickup driver was cited with careless driving that led to injury. Sullivan said the two elderly women haven't been cited but the investigation is ongoing.

BigChiefFan
02-26-2009, 06:38 PM
Jaywalking? For God's sake is that we we've become? Who ever ordered that ticket to be issued is a first-class douche.

Bwana
02-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Welcome to donkville.

JASONSAUTO
02-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Welcome to donkville.

yep i KNEW i hated that town for a reason (actually it's because of the donkeys but this is fucking nuts)

Lonewolf Ed
02-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Welcome to donkville.

That could have easily happened in Olathe, KS... cops here are top notch ticket writers.

BigChiefFan
02-26-2009, 07:20 PM
I know the streets must be safer now that this citation has been issued.

Bwana
02-26-2009, 07:28 PM
That could have easily happened in Olathe, KS... cops here are top notch ticket writers.

Nice

Thig Lyfe
02-26-2009, 07:32 PM
Good. He was only making the overpopulation problem worse with his antics.

crazycoffey
02-26-2009, 07:38 PM
damn cops

stevieray
02-26-2009, 07:42 PM
the path of good intentions is paved with hell.

Bwana
02-26-2009, 07:49 PM
the path of good intentions is paved with hell.

The path of hell is evidently paved by Denver cops.

Iowanian
02-26-2009, 08:08 PM
DenverChief is a real hardass!