We can all appreciate someone who takes time out of their busy schedule to volunteer at a homeless shelter. But the folks at the Paz de Cristo community outreach ministry for the homeless in Mesa, Ariz., weren’t so appreciative of 55-year-old Linda Lewis.
Lewis was volunteering at the shelter Monday evening, passing out cans of pop. But shelter workers asked her to leave because she had a dog with her. Lewis decided it would be good at that point to pass out bottles of beer to homeless people on the sidewalk outside the shelter.
A police officer then explained she wasn’t allowed to do that on shelter property. So she decided to try to continue to pass out beer bottles, this time just outside the property line.
Big shock coming: Police said Lewis was detained and searched by a female officer, who Lewis lunged at and bit on the hand. Then it was off to jail.
The lesson here: When the trifecta of beer, the homeless and attacking a police officer converge, it will usually end up with someone in jail.