In an effort to help a wheelchair bound man with a few dollars a Cleveland man was ticketed for littering and hit with a heavy fine for his efforts. The estimated cost for the offence is five hundred dollars for the few dollars dropped in the exchange.
John Davis reached from his car window to the man along the side of the highway and decided to donate a few dollars. Having a brother that is paralyzed, he had a feeling of compassion and decided to offer some assistance. However, his act of compassion, while based on personal reasons, was seen by a police cruiser that pulled up behind him as violation of an ordinance.
Fox8Cleveland reports: “John reached into his wallet and grabbed a couple of bucks to give to the man. As he approached the light at the exit, he rolled the money up vertically and stretched his arm out of his window. He says, the man touched the cash and one of the dollars fell to the ground.”
The man was able to reach over and pick up the dollar as Davis prepared to drive away. A short time later Davis was ticketed for the money which is defined as paper to justify the offence. The recipient was defined as a panhandler in spite of his sign which caught the attention of Davis and set him on the course to roll the dollars up and attempt the exchange.
The TorontoSun reports: “John Davis said he stretched his arm out his car window to hand some money to a wheelchair-bound panhandler at a highway exit ramp, reports Fox 8. Davis said he felt for the man, who was holding a sign that read, "Jesus loves you. Please help."
Davis will challenge the ticket and the extreme cost in relation to the act in question.