Remember the man who didn’t have the money to get his dog out of the pound, and the amazing shelter worker who posted about it on Facebook and raised enough money to help him? Well, the guy — Dave Thomas — is now threatening to sue the shelter worker, Maria Sanchez.
According to Maria, she was just trying to make sure the leftover money that was raised was spent responsibly. She said, “I had a discussion regarding the remainder of the donations and how he would like to spend them. I said it would be a good idea to pay off any outstanding tickets so that he will not be taken to jail in the future for having a warrant for unpaid traffic tickets. I asked if he had any bills that were due at the time. I told him that every dime that was donated would go to him and Buzz, but that I would not be giving him the cash.” Dave then threatened to sue Maria, telling her in a voicemail, “You are dead wrong and I will be getting in touch with the lawyer and if you do anything with my money that is slander one, embezzlement two… what’s the other one? Oh grand larceny because it’s over $1,000.” Sanchez says she is done with this entire experience and will be refunding the surplus donations to those who contributed, adding, “The donations will NOT go to Dave after the stunt he has pulled. If you still want Dave to have your donation, I will have to ask you to send it to him personally… No good deed goes unpunished, right?