Pulled Over Doctor Given N95 Masks Instead of Speeding Ticket
A speeding doctor was pulled over on a Minnesota highway for speeding and was expecting a ticket from the State Patrol Officer.
After handing the officer her Massachusetts license, the doctor explained that she drives to Minnesota once a month to fill-in for hospitals in the area.
She was scolded by the officer for potentially taking up resources if she were to get into an accident, and as he reached into his pocket, she expected a ticket, but was instead given five N95 masks.
“Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home,” Janjua wrote.
The trooper said that he had noticed she had used masks in her bag and thought she may have been reusing the equipment due to shortages.
“This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking,” Janjua said.