do the right thing and get a ticket: deer rescuers in maryland

Neighbors were ticketed for rescuing a deer from icy water.

Neighbors were ticketed for rescuing a deer from icy water.

Just imagine for a moment that a police officer had happened by the Good Samaritan on the road to Jericho as he was helping the man who had been beaten and robbed (Cf. Luke 10:30ff). And imagine if, in the moment immediately after the Samaritan had helped the beaten man, that same police officer wrote the Samaritan a ticket for not wearing proper lifesaving gear.

This is precisely what happened in Maryland when neighbors bound together to rescue a deer trapped in icy water. After summoning boats and a rope and rescuing the deer, a police officer, who had been standing idly by watching, wrote them tickets for not wearing life preservers.

Seriously, I kid you not. Watch and read.

There comes a time when the letter of the law is disregarded for the preservation of life.

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