Duluth Doctor Gets N95 Masks Instead of Speeding Ticket from Trooper
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua from Duluth got quite the surprise from a Minnesota State Trooper after getting pulled over for speeding.
Dr. Janjua is a locums cardiologist from Massachusetts and travels to Minnesota once a month for work, she was pulled over on I35 over the weekend according to her post on Facebook, the State Trooper "firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients."
And instead of a ticket, she was brought to tears with a gift of five N95 masks from his personal stash of masks that were given to him from the state for his protection.
The doctor says, "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."
The story has gotten national attention and she was on CNN tonight with Anderson Cooper.
The Star Tribune identified the State Trooper as Brian J Schwartz, they say that "he noticed what appeared to be ... used N95 masks in [her] purse that he assumed she was reusing. Trooper Schwartz said he heard there was a shortage of personal protective equipment and thought [the doctor] could use the extra masks.”