Where have all the heros gone?

@laglen (19783)
United States
November 20, 2010 2:49pm CST
Chris Sullivan dove into a canal to save a drunk driver that drove off the peir. After trying three times to get her door opened, hi grabbed a plank and smashed out the back window enabling him to drag the woman out of the car. In obvious gratitude, the first thing she said 'Dude, I'm gonna kill you -- you broke my car. After they got her out of the water, police arrested her. She then tried to bribe the officers all the way to jail. http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20101116/NEWS01/11160368/Man-saves-driver-of-sinking-car People like this woman are the reason so many people wont get involved now. You get sued for trying to save somebody's life.
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• United States
20 Nov 10
Well good for him, it's nice to know that there are still good, decent people in the world. The spokesperson that said "if you look hero up in the dictionary, this is what you'd find" was absolutely right. But yeah, they don't always get the gratitude they deserve. And NO one is going to sue Chris, I don't know of any judge that would side with the drunk driver in this situation.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree, it disturbs me that this is the first thing she said to him. Not Thank you or you saved my life, not even hi.
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• United States
22 Nov 10
Yeah, I would be thanking the guy for the rest of my life! I'm pretty sure that if someone saved me right now, they would become a permanent family friend. This poor Chris guy just gets verbally abused by the ungrateful drunk! Boo her!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
22 Nov 10
I agree and I hope he never loses the desire to help others.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Nov 10
After she said, "Dude, I'm gonna kill you...", I would have grabbed her and taken her back under water and put her back in the driver's seat of her car and let her get herself out. Just kidding, but it sure would have been tempting. Maybe after she sits in jail for a few weeks/months, maybe she'll change her mind. If not, bring on the lawsuit. Chris will win...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
22 Nov 10
lol I like your idea...
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
20 Nov 10
It's incredible, I can't really believe that happened! If somebody trashed my entire car, or even house, to save my life I would be damn grateful about it, not trying to sue him! It really shows how drunk she had to be, because no sober person would ever react that way! I don't even comprehend that situation...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
21 Nov 10
You would think. But I do know that other "good samaritans" have gotten sued or charged for "helping". Crazy
• United States
24 Dec 10
i had something like that happen to me in real life. i saw this car come around the corner making an ungodly racket-it was dragging a muffler sparking-long story short,he must have had a leak because it burst into flames. the guy's girlfriend opened the door and ran-leaving him there,and it looked like he was stuck.i ran in a store and told them to call 911,as much as i hate fire,i had a buck knife on me and was going to try to cut the belt. he got loose finally before i had to. i told him i called 911 for him and he promptly cussed me out. turned out he had no licence,insurance and it was his mother's car. but being cussed at had to be the last thing i expected.i still can't believe his girl ran like she did.