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.
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.”
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.