Friday, February 29, 2008

No good deed

One of the big stories in today's local news was about a man who got into a cab with a baby, then asked the driver to stop and fled the car, leaving the baby behind. The driver took the baby to the nearest firehouse.

The driver is getting a $300 reward for his "good deed." (I can't find a link to the radio story that mentioned that today, and the above link doesn't talk about it.)

I'm sorry, what? What else could he have done? Toss the kid out on the sidewalk? Stolen it? Why are we giving someone a monetary reward for doing something "good" when his only other options were, in fact, criminal?

Maybe I'll find a baby on the street later. That's better than finding a lost dollar bill! I mean, as long as I don't kill it.