Man ticketed after handing money to officer posing as homeless man

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REGINA, Canada – You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘No good deed goes unpunished,’ but Dane Rusk says he learned that lesson the hard way.

Rusk told CTV News that he was at an intersection in Regina when he spotted a panhandler on the side of the road.

“As I came up to the stop sign, I stopped and looked and I saw this homeless guy holding a sign,” Rusk said. “I instantly felt sorry for him.”

Rusk says he unbuckled his seat belt and dropped $3 at the curb for the man.

Moments later, he was pulled over and issued a ticket for a seat belt violation.

As it turns out, the homeless man was actually an undercover officer.

“The ticket’s $175 and the $3 I gave to him, I’m out $178 all because I was trying to help out a homeless guy,” Rusk said.

Regina police say they are constantly looking for traffic violations near intersections, adding that they run “random intersection projects throughout the city.”

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