Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ambulance gets 'booted' while paramedics tend to emergency
wwltv.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Brendan McCarthy

Posted on 12/02/2012 11:42:44 AM PST by grundle

NEW ORLEANS - The Quicky's convenience store in Mid-City takes its parking lot rules seriously. Very seriously.

About 4 p.m. Friday, New Orleans paramedics rushed inside the store for a man with a life-threatening medical issue.

They worked on the patient with chest pain, put him inside the vehicle, then started to speed off.

The paramedics “heard a loud noise,” and the vehicle came to a screeching halt, according to Jeb Tate, spokesman for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.

The medics stepped out and found a boot on their ambulance.

Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance. And now it was stuck.

The paramedics were perplexed.

Tate said the ambulance had its emergency lights on the whole time.

Store employees didn’t want to talk about it. They declined requests for comment.

Apparently one of the employees took the boot off. The tire was left flat.

And so the paramedics and the man with the emergency waited.

“We actually had to delay that patient's care by calling another ambulance out here to come transport this patient,” Tate said.

Signs on the convenience store make clear that parking is for customers only. The signs state: “If you leave the property for any reason your vehicle will be booted.”

But the paramedics apparently were there the whole time tending to a man with chest pains.

We called the telephone number on the sign, for the “Boot Man.”

A convenience store employee picked up, then hung up.

Tate, the EMS spokesman, said the agency has never had an incident like this before.

"As long as we have our lights on, we park where it is safe to park,” he added.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: nola
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-64 next last

1 posted on 12/02/2012 11:42:50 AM PST by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: grundle

“A convenience store employee picked up, then hung up. “

This idiot needs a boot to the head.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Well, that store is gonna owe a lot of money to a number of people for that grand act of stupidity


3 posted on 12/02/2012 11:45:39 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

The phrase for this in New Orleans is “naturally New Orleans”. A related popular T-shirt a decade ago said “Its not the heat, its the stupidity.

No one in the City gov jackal pack is so detested or so incompetent as the meter “maids”.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 11:47:06 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #5 Removed by Moderator

To: grundle

I’m thinking that one person had a grudge against the ill person and put the boot on in hopes to delay care long enough to kill them.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 11:47:32 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I don’t believe rules like this apply to emergency vehicles
les and they may nit want to talk but when the patient sues they will be forced to do that.They all should be fired for doing this now!


7 posted on 12/02/2012 11:48:22 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I don’t believe rules like this apply to emergency vehicles and they may nit want to talk but when the patient sues they will be forced to do that.They all should be fired for doing this now!


8 posted on 12/02/2012 11:48:43 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I don’t believe rules like this apply to emergency vehicles and they may not want to talk but when the patient sues they will be forced to do that.They all should be fired for doing this now!


9 posted on 12/02/2012 11:48:46 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Next time the emergency might be in the convenience store. What then?


10 posted on 12/02/2012 11:49:37 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill

“What then?”

Simple...boot the door so paramedics cant get in. And when they call 911, hang up. Karma’s a bitch.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 11:52:12 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: ChildOfThe60s

“I’m thinking that one person had a grudge against the ill person and put the boot on in hopes to delay care long enough to kill them.”

In New Orleans it is usually just the bone stupid in incidents like this.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 11:52:51 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: grundle
The level of intelligence amongst the general American public continues to decline ever year. This one will definitely make national news, if only for the stupidity of the incident.

Some idiot convenience store employee with no brains or some weird concept of employee fealty to the company rulebook 'boots' an ambulance parked in front of the store with it's emergency lights on and the EMT's in the store working to revive a stricken customer, thus, making it impossible for the ambulance to transport the patient to a hospital in a timely manner.

Well, it was in New Orleans so maybe that helps explain this bit of insanity. I'm not an attorney but the stricken customer seems to have grounds for a lawsuit against the store and the stupid employee.A suit that I would expect he would win, handily.

13 posted on 12/02/2012 11:53:12 AM PST by Jim Scott
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana

Photos at the link include (#4) one of an employee behind the counter. It’s worth a look.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 11:55:38 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: grundle

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...”

Hmmmm... Well back to the ol drawing board............... :-)


15 posted on 12/02/2012 12:01:55 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Charlemagne on the Fox

LOL, I thought so. Thanks for the reminder.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 12:02:24 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Attempted murder.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 12:04:30 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I can see a sick customer suing the hell out of this place. Johnny cashier is toast.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 12:08:18 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

My nephew is a paramedic with NOEMS. No one is surprised by this...only in New Orleans...anal thinking to the max. What makes it worse is the fact that the ambulance fleet is falling apart...if the EMS people can`t fix them they rot in a maintenance yard with dozens of others. ONE mechanic on duty. Oh and the EMS people are STILL working out of a small trailer-7 YEARS post Katrina. There are few hospitals and calls to the Eastern part of the city can mean an hour wait or longer for travel to and from call. Long time EMS people are leaving(my nephew included) and are told _”We don`t need you” when they try to volunteer part time. Now all of this AND businesses who call are going to boot ambulances.!! ?? Morons! Lets just say the inside talk is that this business isn`t going to get fast service if they call again + EMS personnel are talking boycott.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 12:09:27 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana
“What then?” Simple...boot the door so paramedics cant get in. And when they call 911, hang up. Karma’s a bitch.

They should have called the people in charge of Obamacare to get the proper clearance for whatever is allowed to be done, 911 will disappear and be replaced by an 800 number with a wait time of at least ten minutes before you get to the automated answer machine which will tell you to hang up and call later.

20 posted on 12/02/2012 12:09:34 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 144

Funny how I *knew*, even before my mind registered the WWL reference as the source, that this had occurred in New Orleans.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 12:11:01 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: grundle

22 posted on 12/02/2012 12:13:00 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill
New Orleans paramedics rushed inside the store for a man with a life-threatening medical issue.

Next time the emergency might be in the convenience store. What then?

It was, it was!

23 posted on 12/02/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Right across the street from the Orleans Parish Criminal courthouse-— ‘nuff said. That and the “face blocking” photo of a ultra-long nailed “do” black female and the picture is rounded out.

The boot man gives a “kick” to the employee and/or the owner, for being called to boot a “violator”, no doubt.
This takes some real simple mind. Would be of minor interest to know if the “patient” was a problem customer....etc.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 12:15:51 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

25 posted on 12/02/2012 12:18:31 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Per Ayn Rand...check your premises. The employee gets the boot for leaving his brain unattended


26 posted on 12/02/2012 12:23:03 PM PST by Myrddin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: bgill
Next time the emergency might be in the convenience store. What then?

I always advise posters to read the article before making a comment. Embarrassment and the appearance of complete stupidity can be thereby avoided.

In this case, the article makes it clear that the emergency was inside the convenience store and that the paramedics were tending to the patient inside the store while their ambulance, with emergency lights flashing, was booted in the parking lot.

27 posted on 12/02/2012 12:26:24 PM PST by centurion316
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Hoodat?


28 posted on 12/02/2012 12:28:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

People that stupid make me long for the days when we used to institutionalize idiots like that. Now we give them iPhones, EBT cards, and pay taxes to the {expletives} that buy their votes.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 12:32:14 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: John S Mosby
I'm sure that "Quicky's" has some problems with jury pool members who are running late, parking there and crossing the street (I've had the "pleasure" of serving on a capital murder trial jury there). Parking *is* a problem in the area, so I'm sure this c-store needs a deterrent. Fair enough.

It's just hard to imagine what thought process led this employee to immobilize the ambulance that was attending to someone in his/her own place of employment. That is weapons-grade stupidity.

30 posted on 12/02/2012 12:36:27 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Delta 21

31 posted on 12/02/2012 12:37:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Delta 21

Alright, so it’s Kaneesha cashier and she can count to nine. Still toast.


32 posted on 12/02/2012 12:39:10 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: grundle

The manager or owner and the employee who booted the ambulance should have been arrested. The boot should have been taken by the police and impounded. The city should bill the store for extra time wasted dealing with booted ambulance. They should also also bill the store for any repairs needed to the ambulance.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 12:43:44 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Charlemagne on the Fox

You can’t hide it, lady. We can tell by your hands you’re a Chocolate City Daughter of Obama.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 12:44:03 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Godzilla

The perp should be arrested for intential interference of public services.


35 posted on 12/02/2012 12:48:13 PM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

Along with the manager on duty. I’m sure there are lots of charges that could be brought.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 12:57:57 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

Along with the manager on duty. I’m sure there are lots of charges that could be brought.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 12:58:24 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: John Semmens

Material for your schtick ping!!


38 posted on 12/02/2012 1:16:57 PM PST by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative

I would also say some Ted Poe justice would be in order. Once convicted, the manager and/or clerk needs to be posted at a high traffic corner carrying a sign saying “I am an idiot. I booted a city ambulance.”


39 posted on 12/02/2012 1:17:25 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative

Can you imagine being the patient in the ambulance. “Sorry Sir but someone booted our Ambulance” response “WTF”.


40 posted on 12/02/2012 1:22:25 PM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Fred Hayek; Clemenza

Still I don’t know if that would work. New Oleans seems to still be “stuck on stupid. “


41 posted on 12/02/2012 1:25:43 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

I could imagine the heirs of the patient owning the store and the parking lot if he had died.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 1:29:15 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Who paid the $115?


43 posted on 12/02/2012 1:39:37 PM PST by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Remember this is New Orleans. Standards of intelligence that apply to the rest of the world don’t apply here.


44 posted on 12/02/2012 1:53:27 PM PST by I want the USA back (50% of Americans have their heads up their a$$: 0bama voters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance.

There are indeed some very stupid people in this world.

45 posted on 12/02/2012 2:07:15 PM PST by Isabel C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris_bdba

Problem with your (key)droid?

;)


46 posted on 12/02/2012 2:10:39 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

>>“Sorry Sir but someone booted our Ambulance” response “WTF”.<<

Or

“Sorry Sir but someone booted our Ambulance” response “WT...***beeeeeeeeeeeeep***”.


47 posted on 12/02/2012 2:14:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: grundle

There are really some stupid people in this world.


48 posted on 12/02/2012 2:15:12 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearBlueSky

bttt


49 posted on 12/02/2012 2:29:41 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: chris_bdba

Go ahead and use CAPS next time instead of three posts. :-)


50 posted on 12/02/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-64 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson