Some people, man. Sooooome people. A woman who was supposedly reaping the benefits of workers' comp because of an ankle injury was outed as a phony when she was videotaped not only "throwing" her crutches into a car and running through a parking lot in high heels, but performing a sex act with a boyfriend in a public park. See, according to consulting doctors, this lady would have never been able to, ah, do what she was doing if her ankle was injured.
If this phrase was ever appropriate, now is the time: Lady -- ya'burnt!
Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, is/was a janitor at Sequoia Union High School District in California. But when she reportedly hurt her ankle, she stopped working -- and started collecting. And she was still collecting when she got caught ... how do I say this ... performing oral sex on her boyfriend in a public park. Martin was convicted on Thursday, and was sentenced to nine months in jail. She was also ordered to pay more than $79,000 in restitution. Damn. That's a lot of money to pay for workers' comp.
Personally, I'm not one for taking advantage of the system. But if you are -- I'm looking at you, Modupe -- maybe, I don't know ... commit to your injury a little more. If you're out of work because of a supposed ankle injury, act like you have an ankle injury -- all the time.
I'm actually glad Modupe had a momentary lapse in judgment and "got out of character." Because if she didn't, she'd still be collecting benefits -- and that wouldn't be cool at all.
What do you think of this?
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