Are Acts Of Kindness Now A Threat To Public Safety?


A man named Richard Wright from Prince Edward Island, decided that he wanted to become involved in helping others. It is being reported that Richard saved his money for a long period of time and then took a vacation in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the week of March 17-21, 2014. But this was no regular vacation!

The mainstream media in the area began calling Richard a mysterious “Robin Hood.” This title came after dozens of people had reported that a man had approached them and gave them large amounts of money. Some people received $50 bills, $100 bills, and others received silver coins. In one report a witness stated that she saw him hand out 6, $100 bills on a bus.

But on the evening of Tuesday March 18th Halifax police officers and a mental health crisis team stopped Richard. Apparently some people had raised concerns about his mental health. The police let him go, stating that he had not broken any laws according to the Halifax-Dartmouth branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The crisis team did not believe he was suffering from a mental illness. In fact Bev Cadham from the Canadian Mental Health Association stated: “He’s a generous individual and is wrapped up in the acts of kindness, and is wanting to help people,”.

Family and friends of Richards have also stated that he has no history of mental illness.

On Thursday afternoon Richard had just about finished the four hour drive from Halifax to his hometown of Charlottetown, when he was pulled over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP and another mental health crisis team stopped Richard after they claim a person had called and requested a “wellness check.”

He has now been detained in the hospital since Thursday, March 20th on an involuntary basis. His teenage daughter has stated that Richard has been confined to a small concrete room with a camera inside of it. He is not allowed visits by anyone other than certain family members and his usage of telephone is heavily restricted. She also claims that he has been forcibly medicated.


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