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No Good Deed

“As I came up to the stop sign, I stopped and looked and I saw this homeless guy holding a sign,” said Dane Rusk of Regina, Sask., Canada. He decided to give him C$3. But in order to drop his change on the sidewalk, Rusk had to undo his seatbelt — and the man with the sign was an undercover cop. Another officer pulled Rusk over and gave him a C$175 ticket (US$137) for having his seatbelt unbuckled. “I’m out $178 all because I was trying to help out a homeless guy,” Rusk complained. Police say the bust was part of a project targeting high-traffic intersections to catch traffic infractions. (AC/CBC) ...The cop may have only been impersonating a homeless person, but he really was a bum.
Original Publication Date: 12 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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