When a van drives hard and fast through puddles in order to splash pedestrians, is it just a prank, or is it a crime? That is the question with which the 2,375,536 viewers (as of this writing) who saw the dash cam footage of the incident have been wrestling. The Twitterverse fairly exploded with people divided between, “Oh c’mon, so he splashed a few people” and “Put the guy behind bars!”
A man made a bad choice and lost his means to support himself or his family.
Imagine if police officers were fired for making bad choices, like drinking & driving, assault, fraud or theft?
This guy splashes someone… pic.twitter.com/98Y1P3t7hS
— POLICE PEOPLE (@RealCanadianCop) July 30, 2018
That’s not careless driving or poor driving. That was purposeful and malicious. This needs more than just a ticket or a light reprimand. Cripes.
— Felicity (@FBorgal) July 28, 2018
In case you were wondering, the van driver was fired.