We always hear about those silly fools we call “Good Samaritans”…people who help the helpless with no consideration of their own well being or the consequences……but there is always one that has bullsh*t written all over it…..and this is just one of those….
As reported in the WaPo…….
Two men who rescued a deer trapped in Patapsco River ice were each fined $90 by a state Natural Resources Police officer because they did not have life vests aboard the inflatable boat they used to reach the animal.
A 911 caller reported a deer stuck in the ice near Route 648 in Linthicum about 5 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Brian Albert of the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.
Khalil Abusakran, 33, from Baltimore County, said he also was driving by and saw people throwing rocks and sticks at the deer.
Abusakran got a rubber boat from his van. “The deer was stuck and couldn’t get up off the ice,” he said.
Abusakran and Hart got in the boat and went out into the water, which they said was about 10 feet deep. Hart said they had to work to break the ice using oars and shovels. The two men were finally able to break open a wide enough section of ice for the deer to struggle free.
Abusakran said he thought it looked like the deer was pregnant.
Hart said the Natural Resources Police officer issued him and Abusakran $90 citations for not having personal flotation devices on board. State law requires that all boaters have a personal flotation device with them at all times on any navigable body of water, though they are not required to wear them unless they are younger than 16.
Now that is what I call “just rewards”…….