Sometimes the Good Samaritan isn't always what he appears to be.
Witness this tale from Parma.
Melissa Piorkowski was on her way home with her son after picking him up from school last week. Both were riding bikes. Unfortunately, the 8-year-old boy took a tumble on his bike, crashing near W. 54th St. He broke his nose, knocked a couple of teeth loose, and had some facial bleeding.
Mom called 911, someone else called her husband to tell him mom and son were on their way to the hospital, an ambulance arrived, and then the Good Samaritan showed up.
Then a man drove up in a red pickup truck with yellow flames painted on the sides. He asked if there was anything he could do.
“I thought he was just being a good Samaritan,” Piorkowski said.
Piorkowski gave the man her address and asked him to drive the two bikes back to her house and give them to her daughter.
The man said OK and loaded the bikes onto his truck.
Meanwhile, an ambulance took Brandon to Parma Community General Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The family hasn’t seen the two bikes since.
Nice guy, right?
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.