Monday, August 07, 2006

I Guess Thieves Have Their Priorities In Order...

From Neal Boortz, the following story demonstrating that no good deed goes unpunished:

I saw a pretty nasty accident last week. It happened about a quarter-mile south of my Peachtree Rd. condo. An old SUV full of some rather hefty women (at least I think they were women) left the road, ran across a lawn, plowed through a fence and then took a nose dive about 20 feet straight down to the entrance of a basement parking garage. From the looks of things everyone went right through the front window. One woman wasn't moving when I got there, but the EMTs determined she was alive and transported her to Grady Hospital. Two days later I'm told she was still in ICU.

Anyway ... why am I telling you this story? After all, stupid people not wearing seat belts get thrown through windshields virtually every day.

Well .. it seems that someone who worked at a nearby apartment building was one of the first on the scene. He called 911 on his cell phone. One of the victims who was not horribly hurt asked to borrow his phone to make a call.

When she got through making the call she put the phone in her pocket and refused to return it. Days later calls were still being made on the phone.

When the owner of the phone would call his own number and ask that the phone be returned they would just hang up. The theft of his phone was reported to the police. We'll see if anything happens.

There's some real scum running around out there. Good people die in accidents all the time, but the cretin who stole this cell phone somehow survived. Pity.

One can only hope that the thief is enjoying exquisite pain.


Anonymous said...

As long as we're on the subject, George Allen strongly opposed seat belt laws..called it "Gov'mint Nannyism". But hey, stupid is as stupid does.

James Young said...

Well, thanks, Anon. Apropos of apparently nothing other than your visceral desire to trash George Allen.

I think that anybody who sits in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt is a moron. But freedom allows people to behave as morons. Witness, your post.