A case out of Beaver Dam would seen to substantiate the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office wants to locate 48-year-old Brian Krieger — the man who allegedly robbed a designated driver after the Good Samaritan allowed him to stay at his home. According to a criminal complaint, Ronald Gafner, who’s also known as Safe Ride Ron, got a call from Tower Lanes in Beaver Dam at 1:30 a.m. Monday asking to give a patron a ride home who was too drunk to drive.
Gafner, a driver for Dodge County’s Safe Ride Program, agreed to give Krieger a ride home despite the big winter storm hitting the area. Gafner picked up Krieger and took him to a Kwik Trip so he could use the ATM.
The complaint states that Krieger told Gafner he couldn’t get any money so Gafner offered to drive Krieger anywhere he needed to go. Krieger told Gafner he had nowhere else to go so Gafner said Krieger could stay the night at his house. “I just couldn’t leave him in a snowbank,” he said.
Gafner said he awoke later that morning to discover that Krieger was gone — along with Gafner’s 42″ flat screen television, and a 1994 Plymouth Voyager.
Gafner told investigators that he uses the van to transport a disabled friend. The green Voyager has a disabled Wisconsin plate with the number 68681D. If anyone knows Krieger’s whereabouts, please call the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at (920) 386-4115.