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Published:June 1st, 2012 10:08 EST

Cop Cites Good Samaritan For Littering: Drops Dollar Bill Attempting To Help Beggar

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Prosecutors tossed out a $344 littering citation against a driver whose money fell to the ground after he reached through his open car window to hand it to a panhandler.

The city dropped the ticket because it decided the cash didn`t qualify as trash, assistant city prosecutor Jonathan Cudnik said during a court hearing Thursday.


He said he was trying to help someone in need when he handed the money to the panhandler, who was in a wheelchair at a busy intersection during rush hour on May 17. A police officer who was behind Davis saw the money hit the ground and cited him for littering."


John Davis is a Good Samaritan who was attempting to hand a dollar bill to a panhandler in a wheelchair when the money hit the ground. A cop witnessed the dastardly crime and immediately cited him for littering.

Cleveland must be a utopia where crime and corruption has been vanquished, and cops have nothing to do but enforce laws against littering.

Not only is a dollar bill not litter, but Davis accidentally dropped the money. It`s not like Davis is on a mission from God to turn the "beautiful" city of Cleveland into a trash-filled hellhole.

This case certainly proves the old adage that "no good deed goes unpunished." But I`m glad that common sense finally prevailed, and the city dropped the littering fee.

The Barney Fife who ticketed Davis should be reassigned to follow a cop on a horse, and clean up after the animal.

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