I don’t know if this would happen to someone in a red state, but I’m not surprised this happened in California. They tax EVERYTHING there, why not add good deeds to the mix?
From Fox News
A California man who helped free a family trapped in a van after a rollover crash received a reward for his good deed: a $143 bill.
It all started when Derrick DeAnda came upon the vehicle laying on its side, with a father and his three children stuck inside.
DeAnda heroically broke the windshield to free them before first responders arrived.
He said he was shocked when he later received a bill in the mail from the Cosumnes Community Services District.
DeAnda was was apparently billed because he became a “patient” at the scene when he asked first responders for a bottle of water to clean out a small cut he received during the rescue and paramedics asked him several questions.
The power to “tax” is the power to destroy.
“Why would I want to stop to help somebody if I’m going to get a bill for $150?” DeAnda said to a local station.
This isn’t all that surprising, I mean, the approximately $200,000 range it costs to employ one firefighter in the state has to come from somewhere…right?