From the Realm of WTF??: Drunk man tried to ‘revive’ opossum-Police: Man tried to revive dead possum; alcohol involved

[Police said a man will be charged with public drunkenness after a witnesses saw him attempting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a road-killed opossum.

State police said they charged Donald Wolfe, 55, of Brookville, Jefferson County, after they arrived at the scene on Route 36 in Oliver Township around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Trooper Jamie Levier said several witnesses saw Mr. Wolfe near the animal. The trooper said one person saw Mr. Wolfe kneeling before the animal and gesturing as though he were conducting a seance, while another saw the mouth-to-mouth attempt.

Trooper Levier said Wolfe was "extremely intoxicated" and "did have his mouth in the area of the animal's mouth, I guess."]

MY TAKE—-

First & foremost, WHO THE FARK CARES!!!??? (seems like plenty of you do since it was the first & fifth most e-mailed story from the PG) Secondly, Trooper Jamie Levier should be immediately FIRED for poor judgement-We are going to waste our tax dollars & court time on this clown who simply drank too much & made a real ass of himself in public? Would Trooper Levier have also charged him if he was not intoxicated & simply crazy??? Or maybe he is a big-time animal lover who really was attempting to save the life of this poor little creature-I would have loved to see the result if he had successfully revived the little fella-I could be mistaken, but, I’m thinking that a possum is not the type of critter you would necessarily want that close to your face fresh off of a near death experience. In all seriousness, returning to my initial rant, that Trooper should be relieved from his/her duties plain & simple.

  1. This story should have never been reported to the news.
  2. I should not have had an opportunity to rant about this.
  3. The Trooper should have merely picked this fella up & given him a ride home-plain & simple-no tickets/no warnings/nothing

This is what is wrong with our current society-Where is the humanity? Donald Wolfe, if you are out there, I want you to know that at least 1 person is in your corner! Let’s say that you, the reader of my tripe, also lacks ‘humanity’-than, you should at least see this from the wasteful dollars & cents end of it. It cost taxpayer money to:

  1. Write out the ticket
  2. Speak to the media/leak this story
  3. Have a court date
  4. Collect this fine

Further, let’s just say that Mr. Wolfe’s employer ‘lets him go’ because of the embarrassment, than some money hungry attorney out there decides to take this thing on & sues the state & Jefferson County for malice, further tying up the court system & probably resulting in a settlement from the state of x # of dollars. This may sound improbable, however, it happens every day.

My overall point is that this whole ordeal was handled very poorly & while I still look to the men & women in uniform as the last true remaining heroes of our society, this particular instance, was handled akin to a locker-room hazing incident.

Big thumbs down to Trooper Jamie Levier & to the other Trooper Jamie Leviers out there making a name for themselves off of anothers poor judgement :( Humanity takes another hit on the chin. If this guy wasn’t driving, he should have been merely taken home-there is no law (YET) on the books for ‘weird behaviour’ & wasn’t his punishment already served? I would think french kissing road kill is pure punishment enough.

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