A Pennsylvania lawyer and cannabis enthusiast dressed in a pot leaf suit came to the rescue on Wednesday, helping to push a stuck neighbor’s car up a snowy hill. Criminal defense attorney Cary McClain was outside his Gladwyne, Pennsylvania home after a snowstorm so his son could shoot some video of him wearing his new suit in the snow for his social media accounts. That’s when he noticed a nearby white Mini Cooper, stuck in the snow and spinning its tires as it struggled to get up a hill. McClain went to see if he could help and his son kept the camera rolling as the attorney approached the car.
“All I could see around me was white snow, and then all of the sudden, this angelic man in a green suit comes knocking on my window,” said the stranded driver, Zach Calilung, who is new to the neighborhood. He recently moved to the suburb of Philadelphia from Southern California, and it was his first time driving in the snow. Calilung said he was about to call a friend for assistance when McClain came and offered his help. Calilung said that when he first saw McClain’s outfit that he stared “in disbelief.”
After asking Calilung if he needed a boost, McClain got behind the car and pushed “a football-field length” up and over the crest of the snowy hill. Once the car was rolling, Calilung had to keep it moving so he wouldn’t get stuck again. Unable to express his thanks to McClain, Calilung shared his story on Reddit. Another user posted a photo from McClain’s Instagram account showing him push the Mini up the hill, and on Thursday the connection was made. Calilung thanked McClain for his help, who in turn extended an invitation to an upcoming St. Patrick’s Day party to see another new suit he plans to wear.
‘Green Savior’ to the Rescue
McClain now calls himself the Green Savior after he helped a total of four cars get loose from winter’s clutch after a storm left several inches of snow and ice in the area. He says his “marijuana suit” is part of a publicity campaign that started when he went into private practice as a criminal defense attorney in 2005. He began by calling himself the “DUI Master,” posting photos of himself to social media, including one of him with a cocktail at a gun range. McClain wanted potential clients to see him “like Jiu-Jitsu, eighth-degree black belt at defending people in DUIs.”
McClain’s next campaign, tailgatejustice.com, was to garner business representing fans arrested at tailgate parties for Philadelphia Eagles football games. He’s currently known as the smokedlawyer.com, with the pot leaf suit (which he bought online for $100 including matching tie) as fitting attire for his practice helping patients obtain medical marijuana identification cards.
“I love to go down to Parc, Rouge, the Racquet Club, hang around on the bench with my posse,” said McClain, “and wear the marijuana suit and say hi to people and let them know, if they have any issues, give me a holler.”