(Washington Post) When Paul Pelton saw the scene of a fatal car crash this week, he didn't try to comfort the victims, who were both teenagers, and he didn't help them, authorities say. Instead, according to police, Pelton started filming the scene on his cellphone.
Pelton, 41, is now facing a misdemeanor charge of vehicular trespassing. Police arrested him Wednesday, according to reports, and he has since posted bond.
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"We searched to try to find anything to charge him with," Lorain Police Detective Buddy Sivert told Reuters, noting that Pelton was charged for entering a crime scene, but not for filming what was unfolding there, nor for trying to peddle the footage to news organizations. "It is not a crime to stick a camera where a kid is dying or try to sell it."