You Won't Believe Why This Weirdo Park Ranger Got Fired

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jun. 25, 2014

Deryl Nelson from the Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee was recently fired due to his need to dance on the job as a resident Park Ranger.  That's right, he was fired for dancing.  More importantly, parents of children visiting the park took issue with the pelvic thrusts he would make while twerking certain dance moves.  Not that he was Michael Jackson filthy, but I guess when you dance all day in the sun, you start to sort've grapple for any move you can think of to keep it going.  So that I can see being an issue with some people. 

Here is some video of Deryl dancing on the job.  I have to say, it is a little creepy.  Reminds me of the Six Flags guy.

But hey, who am I to ruin the guy's fun.  Since the story broke, a facebook page has since been created for Deryl asking people to rally behind on getting his old job back.  I can only assume Deryl has been warned by his superiors about their issues with his dancing, in which case it's illegal for them to terminate without warning, but regardless, people are jumping on this guy's bandwagon anyway.

There's another key element to this story.  An unfortunate trend is happening that I think too many people feed into is setting up a donation page, like we've just recently seen with the little girl who was allegedly kicked out of KFC because of her scars.  In the little girl's case, apparently those reports of KFC having any involvement may actually be false but that didn't stop people from taking a moment to see if it's all true before donating $130,000.  Do your homework is all I'm saying before you go getting out your wallet.

Here is Deryl's GoFundMe.com page which is asking for $5,000 (he's so far raised a whopping $30).  I don't know if any of you have ever been laid off from work, but I have and I never asked people for a dime, let alone get fired for dancing on the job (aka, probably the dumbest reason to even lose your job).  And now it's our fault so it's our job to help the guy out? 

One, two, Deryl's dancing for you.

Secondly, in the above video, I for one thought the guy looked a little elderly, so hey, maybe he does need help.  But nope, this is Deryl here and he's pretty much old enough to figure it all out on his own I think.  You're a Park Ranger, shouldn't you be busy telling people to not light cigarettes and confiscating beer??  Go do that!  It's one thing if he's the guy pointing an arrow on the street corner, but you're a public servant, man.  Find another gig if you're bored with it. 

Here is one commentor from Deryl's donation page.  Virginia is clearly a fan.

Aaaaanyway, word has it the guy might actually get his job back so I suppose that's a good thing. That is if the guy is even any good at being a Park Ranger to begin with because that's still debateable.  Keep up to date on this situation with the facebook page because those folks are all over this one.

So do you think Deryl was wrongly terminated? Is he old enough to know better than to be a weirdo on the job? Why does his name have an E?

Discuss Deryl's creepy picture with me here @Todd_Spence

67 comments
Jeremy Gleason
Jeremy Gleason

Thanks Obama! All the PC agenda and now you are getting people fired for dancing! Hail Romney! (sarcasm)

yomacau
yomacau User

It's called ecstasy 

Jesus Leal
Jesus Leal

got fired because of a pelvic thrust? Wow... Parents get offended by everything.

Michael-Lopez-384
Michael-Lopez-384 User

pelvic thrust?!?!?!?! those people who complained are pieces of shit... they should be fired from life....

Nadeasia Jyp Gerrick
Nadeasia Jyp Gerrick

weird umm they don't get fired for beating up on people but they get fired for dancing

Jay Borchers
Jay Borchers

Its a damn shame, society is so screwed up, this world and us was a mistake

Charley Christie
Charley Christie

What? Miley Cyrus does worse things yet girls want to be like her! Wtf?

Chris Ro
Chris Ro

he was trying to be modern

Gary Rudick
Gary Rudick

Yeah what a tard indeed. That dude needs a helmet and a window to lick. Keep up with the meth its obviously working for ya

Tj Jonnson
Tj Jonnson

What next ? own on pit bulls ?? !

RiotSt4rt3r
RiotSt4rt3r User

So.,.. cops are not people too?

TheKrum
TheKrum User

Cop kills a man...keeps job. Cop tazes innocent pregnant woman...keeps job. Cop dances for fun....FIRED!! 

Curtis Causey
Curtis Causey

The people that complained prolly giggle when thier kids do the same dance.

AndrewST
AndrewST User

I hope to god he really wasn't fired for dancing on the job like that - I really really really don't. If so that just sets an insanely sad tone for our country as a whole. 

Wayne Heineman
Wayne Heineman

Fire a park ranger for dancing But don't fire a cop for shooting an innocent dog

Jonathan-Beeler-334
Jonathan-Beeler-334 User

I know this guy was dancing on the job,and TN is a right to work state. But some people really are turning it into something it's not. He's just having fun! I mean,there really is not a lot of work involved in being a park ranger. So why not be an entertainer? That would be accomplishing something,right? I think it's cool,and would be cool if all rangers were as happy as this one. I mean,trying to make those around you happy must be the worst thing in the world,huh? I'm not saying he should get his job back. I just think we all could view this with a little common sense. I'm still not donating to his cause,like a moron!

Jason Burns
Jason Burns

That's quite the jump in logic. If his superiors would rather he be working instead of dancing, then maybe he should work. Especially if they're getting complaints.

Tommy Do
Tommy Do

Cocaine is one hell of a drug

Mark Pearson
Mark Pearson

He did nothing wrong. Society is a Joke.

Zarkhov
Zarkhov User

I like how now the tables are turned and so many things are sexist towards men. It's bad enough guys can't be around kids without someone stereotyping that they are a pedo. Stupid ass ultra conservative paranoid people.

Jamie Weyer
Jamie Weyer

At a nursing home! Me and Jacalyn Isabel rock it! Just for ours and their joy!

Jamie Weyer
Jamie Weyer

I believe everyone has happiness! Cause I dance all the time at work

Jack Roberts
Jack Roberts

Didn't work the first time and it hasn't most times lately, sort out your shit, BREAK.

Daniel-Scullion-294
Daniel-Scullion-294 User

We got more serious Issues in every State, County, Borders, Boroughs, and people are worried about a Park Ranger Dancing...Shows where there Priorities truly are....

Trevor-Hawley-316
Trevor-Hawley-316 User

@Zarkhov I completely agree 100%. It only takes a few bad cookies to spoil the whole batch. People that get so worked up over things like this park ranger need to relax and realize that he is only "HUMAN". Unless he has a reason to be looked at differently, humanity suffers a little more with a sorry choice of action against this guy. The ratio of shut-minded folk grows a little more and outweighs the open-minded sadly. Proud to call myself open-minded :D