Sam Samsonov, a beloved toll collector on Boca Grande, charged a driver too little and when he realized his mistake, paid the $5 owed out of his own pocket.
That was also something Sam did from time to time if a driver didn’t have enough cash. For Sam, this job wasn’t about the money, it was about all the people he met.
In his eyes, there was no crime committed. He simply helped somebody out. But unfortunately, he was terminated after nearly 30 years of service for paying someone’s toll.