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A real WTF moment

February 9, 2014

I have no idea what went on in this story, but I have to wonder if the CHP officer felt that Mr. Gregoir wasn’t respecting his authoritah.

The story (and video) via The Blaze.

‘Ridiculous’: How a Firefighter Ended Up in Handcuffs While Helping Victims at Scene of Serious Car Accident

While responding to a Tuesday night rollover accident in Chula Vista, Calif., a police officer and firefighter got into a dispute over where the fire engine should park. It ended with the uniformed firefighter in handcuffs.

The California Highway Patrol officer reportedly ordered the firefighter, identified as Jacob Gregoir, to move the fire engine off the center divide or he would be arrested. As he worked the scene and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.

That’s when the officer decided to detain the firefighter instead.

According to UT San Diego, Gregoir — a fire service veteran of more than 12 years — parked the truck behind an ambulance to provide protection to the emergency responders from oncoming traffic. This is apparently a standard safety procedure fire crews are taught.

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One comment

  1. This happened in St. Louis on I-270 in 2003. In 2008, the firefighter was awarded $17,500 by a jury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv66bXWnicQ



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