Safe Ride Ron Made Whole
The Beaver Dam man who was robbed of a TV and van after taking in a homeless man during a snow storm last week is slowly being made whole. Ronald Gafner, known as “Safe Ride Ron,” put up 48-year-old Brian Krieger after he picked up Krieger from a bar and was unable to find him a place for the night. When he awoke the next morning his flat screen TV was gone and a van he was keeping for a friend. The van was found in the City of Milwaukee the next day and thanks to anonymous donor who heard about Ron’s story a new flat screen television was delivered to Ron by Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt and two deputies. Schmidt says the anonymous donor didn’t want any recognition. He says it goes to show there are some really good people in the world and Ron is still giving people a safe ride home when they have had too much to drink. As for Krieger he was picked up in Waukesha County over the weekend on a probation hold and will be returned to Dodge County for questioning about the thefts.