DETROIT (WXYZ) - Cab driver Brandon Smith is trained to mind his own business when he’s working in Detroit. But when Brandon saw a man getting beaten to death he had to step in and help.
When the attackers fled the scene Brandon got out of his cab and gave the man CPR. After calling 9-1-1 and getting no response, Brandon put the man in his cab and took him to the hospital. The victim, Jason Anuszkiewicz, did not survive.
Still, Brandon believed he did the right thing. Anuszkiewicz’s family thanked him for his efforts and were grateful that he got involved.
But when Brandon went back to work early the next morning his bosses at Metropolitan Cab told him to park his car and turn in his keys.
Brandon says he was told his cab should not have been used as an ambulance and that he should have minded his own business.
Action News contacted Brandon’s supervisor at Metropolitan Cab and he confirmed that Brandon was told that he should have waited for paramedics.
When asked why a driver who tried to save a dying man should be fired the supervisor said Brandon could have his job back.
Brandon said no thanks – he’ll look somewhere else.
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