Paul Pelton Lorain Police Department
Whether Paul Pelton is a Good Samaritan is beside the point.
The 41-year-old Ohio man was charged Wednesday in connection to him going inside a vehicle in the immediate aftermath of a car crash to film the two teen victims before one of them died in the grisly mishap. All the while, Good Samaritans were struggling to rescue the boys as the car caught fire.
It’s not unlawful to film a crime scene with a mobile phone. And it’s not illegal to try to sell the footage of a heinous crime scene, which police suggest was Pelton’s motive. But it is illegal to trespass on a crime scene, the Lorain Police Department said.
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