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Guy Gets 30 Days In Jail For Filming The Scene Of A Crash Instead Of Helping

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RS- An Ohio man who leaned into a wrecked car and took a video of two seriously injured teenagers after a crash without making an effort to aid them was sentenced by a judge on Wednesday to 30 days in jail, media reported. Paul Pelton, 41, was sentenced by Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell Jr., six months to the day after the crash happened, the Morning Journal of Lorain reported. Pelton pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and vehicle trespass charges in Lorain Municipal Court in connection with the July incident about 30 miles west of Cleveland. Police said Pelton opened a back door and leaned into the wrecked vehicle to record a video on his cell phone minutes after the crash capturing images of the teenagers, one of whom later died. He called them “idiots.” Lorain police said neighbors tried to help the teenagers while Pelton filmed, and at no time did he try to assist. The charge against Pelton, a Lorain resident, stemmed from entering what police said was a crime scene without permission, not for taking the video or trying to sell it to news organizations after posting it to Facebook, authorities said. Police said at the time that the teenage driver lost control of the car as it crossed railroad tracks and then crashed into the side of a house.

 

 

 

Hey it’s just like Seinfeld!  Kinda.  Kinda not really at all though. That’s what I was expecting when I first read the headline but it took a really bad turn once you get into the article itself. One was a sitcom where a group of people watched a fat guy get robbed and it was funny. LOL they have to spend a year in jail.  The other was a jackass who basically hopped in the back seat of a car right after a bad crash and started filming teenagers who were SERIOUSLY injured. Pretty fucked up actually. Just look at this part of the article

 

Police said Pelton opened a back door and leaned into the wrecked vehicle to record a video on his cell phone minutes after the crash capturing images of the teenagers, one of whom later died. He called them “idiots.”

 

Hey guy, I’m not saying I’m Superman and would hop in and start saving lives but maybe don’t open the car door and start filming people who just had something horrible happen to them. That really should be the last thing on this guy’s mind. And calling them “idiots”? Who the fuck is this guy? Did we find the devil? I think we did.  Either call 911 or at least start running around to find people who are willing to help and not be assholes about the whole thing. This is why older generations hate technology and social media. Because I guarantee that guy’s thought was, “Ohhhhh man this is gonna get so many views on YouTube!  It’s about to be epic.” How do I know that? Because he put the video and pictures on Facebook and tried to sell it to news organizations.  This dude is scum.  30 days in jail? That doesn’t seem like enough now that we have all the facts. Let’s bump that up a little higher to like forever.