A Canadian man got a taste of the current human condition after handing out money on the streets of Halifax to complete strangers. Richard Wright gave out 50 and 100 bills of Canadian currency to strangers, asking the receivers of his kind gesture to “thank God” according to Yahoo News.
This strange act did not go unnoticed. After word spread , mounted police and a Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team pulled Wright over to find out who in their right mind would hand out cold hard Canadian cash for nothing in these dire times the Huffington Post reports.
While police initially let Wright go, he was stopped again after someone called authorities asking them to conduct a wellness check on the man. Obviously, someone performing such a strange act of random kindness caused an uproar among the civilized who questioned the man’s mental state.
This time Wright was admitted into Health P.E.I., the publicly funded health hospital of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Nova Scotia after police felt he needed “further assistance by a medical health person” according to Yahoo.
Wright’s daughter, Chelsea, has called attention to her father’s detainment in the hospital on Facebook, saying the facility and the police treated Wright unfairly. Wright has not been allowed to leave the hospital despite insisting he has no mental illness.
“He had some extra money so he decided to share it around with some homeless and needy people in Halifax and Dartmouth. He did nothing illegal, he was simply helping some people out!” Chelsey wrote on her page according to the New York Daily News.
The hospital cannot release much information regarding the condition and treatment of Wright although they did note that “they are working around the clock to restore Mr. Wright’s cognitive abilities back to the normal levels of the rest of us greedy, selfish fucks.”