Man performs CPR, gets $60 towing bill
JACKSON, Mich. --(This AP Wire service story is reproduced for purpose of "fair comment and criticism." Photo of the Jackson, Michigan "skyline" from Flickr.com)
A Navy medic from North Carolina who helped an ambulance crew perform CPR on a man en route to a hospital ended up with a $60 towing bill.
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tim Moore was driving on Interstate 94 near Jackson on April 2 when he pulled over to try to calm a woman near an ambulance. Rescuers asked Moore if he would help administer CPR to the woman's husband on the way to the hospital.
"I pulled over in a bit of a hurry," said Moore, who since has returned to Camp Lejeune. "Of course, when they asked me to do CPR, I just locked the truck and didn't really think about moving it."
The man died at the hospital.
When Moore returned to the side of the interstate two hours later, the truck was missing. The charge was levied by the towing company.
Moore said he was a little upset at the time. Now, he says: "It's only $60."