Thursday night in Baltimore County, MD, two men spotted a deer that had fallen through the ice on the Patapsco River.
They watched as the deer struggled, but failed to free itself. It became apparent that the deer was probably going to die The two men, Khalil Abusakran and Jim Hart, decided to help. They commandeered a nearby raft and used its oars to break up the ice. They entered the water, floated over to the deer, and brought it safely to back to land.
Also on the scene was a police officer, who watched the entire event from the shore. When Khalil and Jim were done high-fiving and celebrating their victory, the officer approached them and wrote them each a ticket for $90. It’s illegal in the state of Maryland, you see, for anyone under the age of 17 to not wear a life vest in a boat. Both Khalil and Jim are in their 20s.
“I fucking hate deer,” said the officer.
The men plan to fight the ticket in court on February 18th.