Surprise! NY Paramedic Who Tweeted Picture of Handicapped Lady Is Being Sued

(Source) “An obese wheelchair-bound woman is suing a  New York City EMT after he tweeted a photo of her with the caption ‘Wide Load’,  it emerged today.

Teena Gamzon, 65, who suffers from diabetes  and other ailments, says fire department EMT Thomas Dluhos secretly photographed  her and then splashed it over the Internet.

He tweeted it from his now-defunct Twitter  page with the caption: ‘#fatladytweets Look what my husband did to my wheels  couch. That b*****d’.

The suit was filed in Brooklyn state Supreme  Court this week and seeks unspecified  damages for mental anguish, ridicule and emotional distress.

Her lawyer says his client is devastated and  confined to her home with shame.

She told The New York  Daily News: ‘I’m  devastated. We’re made jokes of as it is.’

Dluhos, who allegedly posted a slew of racist  comments on Twitter under the handle Bad  Lieutenant has since been fired. The Twitter page has been taken  down.

He hung up the phone when the Daily News  asked about the lawsuit.”

The tweet that got him in trouble: Dluhos secretly took a picture of Teena Gamzon and posted it online with the caption Wide Load


Probably not the smartest idea. When I read the headline and saw the picture I thought it was kind of funny. Then I saw the oxygen tank strapped to the wheelchair. Now he’s kind of a dick. If this was a random person tweeting this picture then it’d probably be a little bit funnier. But, correct if I’m wrong, aren’t paramedics supposed to help people? Assist them when they can’t help themselves. I’m kind of glad he’s getting sued. I’m not saying taking the picture was wrong. I probably would have done the same thing. Hilarious caption. Tweeting it out as a paramedic? Not the smartest move in the world. Apparently he’s a racist too. Real winner.

– Ryan



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Posted on September 19, 2013, in Average Blog Posts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. WOW. What a loser! Who would does that?! I remember a while back there was doctor/med student (?) who used to tweet horrible things about patients. Most of the tweets were disgusting and very defamatory! They obviously didn’t understand or even acknowledge HIDA/PIPIDA but Twitter quickly closed it down, thank goodness! I guess they knew because of the sophisticated technical jargon being used that it was indeed from an actual doctor or med student. YUCK! Holy sociopathy/narcissism BATMAN! And you’re VERY weird and disrespectful EMT! >:/

  2. er – would sorry still reeling lol >:/

  3. I’m sharing this but hopefully this woman isn’t further embarrassed. NOT YOUR FAULT and you have NOTHING to be ashamed of. This assh*le does.

  4. Sorry, it’s this, correction: PIPEDA (Canadian).and MIPSA (US).

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