Fired Plow Driver Back With New Video – An Apology
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s probably too late, but the snow plow driver who was fired for a foul-mouthed video he made during the blizzard says he’s sorry.
Mark Hussey, who identifies himself as Dogg, lost his job Friday for posting a YouTube video of himself, burying parked cars in Lowell and bragging about it during the February 8-9 storm.
The video went viral and it infuriated several people, including the city manager.
The contractor hired by Lowell to plow the streets fired Hussey Friday.
The original video has been taken down, but Hussey posted a new one over the weekend, where he apologizes – albeit while wearing a shirt with an obscenity and the message “I have enough friends!”
“Am I an idiot? Yes. I’ll be the first one to admit that. Should I have been taking a video? No,” he says in the clip.
“No cars or personal property was hurt, making this video or any time during the storm. The only things that were hurt were people’s feelings and maybe some sore backs from having to shovel out. But that’s what happens in a blizzard.”
Hussey says he’s been driving a plow truck for 30 years and never had a problem until he made the video.
“Yes, I realize I should have kept my mouth shut,” he said. “If you watch the video and turn down the sound, you’ll see that I was doing my job – perfectly.”
Hussey said he deserved to be fired for all of the embarrassment he caused his boss and the city.
However, he told WBZ-TV he has gotten phone calls from television producers in New York and Los Angeles, who say he would make a good reality show star. He says he is considering it.