Whenever you hear distressing news, it’s like the laws of the universe don’t apply to you. When my wife was pregnant, I suddenly became a hyper aware driver; I don’t think I’ve ever made it that fast to the hospital before in my life.
So when Mark Ross found out early Sunday night that his teenage sister tragically died in a car crash, he hopped in a friend’s car and told him to gun it.
Ross didn’t own a car and needed to quickly get from Indiana to Detroit to be there for his family.
Naturally, they were driving fast. And naturally, while driving through Ohio, they got pulled over. Because everyone gets pulled over for speeding in Ohio.
What’s worse is that Ross’ friend was driving with a suspended license, so he was arrested and his car was towed, basically getting screwed over for trying to help his friend out.
Ross worried that he would be arrested too because of a petty warrant, but Michigan officials refused to pick him up because of the distance. Ross then broke down crying.
“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP. I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began praying over me and my family.”
So Sgt. David Robinson of Ohio State Highway state patrol did something amazing. He drove Ross over 100 miles to Detroit to be with his family. Ross was stunned.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy. He gave me hope.”
Officers: more of this and less shooting unarmed people, please.
I just hope there was leniency for Ross’ friend who put his neck on the line trying to do a solid for his buddy.