Jeff Gaglio (pictured), a Detroit paramedic, says he is being punished for giving a cold man blanket, Fox 2 News reports.
As ridiculous as it sounds, the department is bringing him up on charges of giving away department-owned property without permission–even though the blankets were donated to the EMS!
The incredible story began two weeks ago when an old man with a physical disability was burned out of his home. The man was in his underwear when Gaglio brought him out of the house. The poor guy was obviously cold and shaking.
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Doing the right thing, Gaglio gave the man the donated blanket. But, on Tuesday, he said he received a notification letter saying he is being brought up on EMS-departmental charges.
“I’m being punished,” Gaglio said. “I’m being punished for giving a man a blanket, something that would seem like a common, every day courtesy. Something that any man or woman would do in the City of Detroit, give a freezing man a blanket. I’m being punished for it.”