An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood.
They saved Roy Ortiz’ life — and he is suing them, for not getting him out fast enough.
According to TopRightNews, the document lists Boulder County sheriff’s deputies, a member of the Westminster dive team, Broomfield, and the North Metro Fire Rescue District as potential defendants in the case.
On Sept. 12, Ortiz’s vehicle was washed off the road, and the rushing waters flipped the car upside down. It took North Metro Fire Rescue about two hours to bring Ortiz to safety. Ortiz now claims that rescuers were negligent in their duty because they should have extracted him from his car faster.
Well, I’m happy. I’m really happy to be alive…But I’m looking for some help with my bills. I don’t have the money to pay.”
His lawyer, Ed Ferszt, told 7 News Denver:
Of course he was thankful because those divers did have a major role to play in saving his life that day. That doesn’t negate the fact that a mistake may have been made. I can understand why there’s a lot of furor over people thinking that he’s biting the hand that feeds. Does that mean that officers of North Metro Fire are above reproach?”
Ortiz, who claims he is still suffering from shoulder pain, is seeking $500,000 in damages.
We might never know that Ortiz was here illegally if not for the intrepid work of FoxNews’ Gretchen Carlson, who dramatically outed Ortiz on air after obtaining the information from Ortiz’ attorney before the broadcast:
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