One might think that helping another on the side of the street, er, is a good thing. But, perhaps, this may make one rethink that. One man Derrick Deanda, found out the interesting way of what it really means to be a Good Samaritan. CBS Sacramento picked up an interesting story of a 2015 incident in which Deanda was driving along the busy roads of Elk Grove, Calif when he noticed an overturned truck with people inside.
Inside, perhaps, was a father and his children waiting for help. Being a Good Samaritan, Deanda, decided to stop his car and attempt to turn over the car but failed. Instead, just before paramedics arrived he took it upon himself to break the glass to free the individuals inside.
The problem? According to CBS, Deanda, has since received a medical bill in the amount of $150 for the brief “question and answer” session that he had with firefighters and paramedics, and, that bottle of water cost him more than he probably imagined.
“We’re obligated to provide the same level of service, the same billing, the same everything, for every patient we encounter,” explains deputy fire chief Mike McLaughlin. “I asked the paramedics for a bottle of water to clean my hand off because I had a small scrape on my hand they ask me questions and they consider that an assessment on me,” Deanda wrote on Facebook, per the Daily Mail.