MO Poll: Bad Samaritan or Just Deserts?

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
mo poll bad samaritan or just deserts

A video making the rounds this week showed a rider trying to be a good Samaritan after seeing a wallet slide off the roof of a car as its inattentive driver pulled onto the street. Picking up the wallet, the rider chased after the car but was given a rude response. The rider tried again, and this time, the driver understood what happened, and the rudeness turned to relief.

But the rider didn’t forget the initial reaction, and responded by angrily throwing the wallet back in the car. Seeing the driver had also left his phone on top of the car, the rider picked it up and flippantly tossed it to the road.

So, we ask you, our readers. Who’s the bigger A-hole here? Was the rider justified? The driver did pull out dangerously in front of him, and yet tried to return the wallet, only to be rewarded with a middle finger. Or should he have been the bigger person and rode on? Or, as some commenters on YouTube suggest, was the whole incident faked?

Let us know in this poll or in the comments.

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  • Therr850 Therr850 on Dec 02, 2016

    Think I would have given him the wallet and with the bike in gear told him his phone was still on the roof,,,, as I rode away.

  • Jay F Jay F on Dec 05, 2016

    -1, Car cut off the motorcyclist when coming out of the gas station. Didn't look like he even came to a stop.
    -1, Car driver flips off the motorcyclist, who he prob thinks is pissed about being cut off.
    +1, Motorcyclist returns wallet. I personally may or may not have kept it at that point. His phone would have been ignored in hopes that it falls off en route home.
    +/-1 depending how you look at it on the phone toss. I mean it may not have hurt it. It may have but still he has a phone to get repaired vs it sliding off with driver none the wiser.
    The motorcyclist went out of his way to do something nice for someone that had no interest in his safety, and reached the end of the line on patience.