Skip to comments.Store employee fired after ‘booting’ ambulance [says he didn't know it was an ambulance]
Posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:38 PM PST by grundle
One generally assumes that an ambulance with its lights flashing can park wherever it pleases. This past weekend in New Orleans, a parked ambulance was "booted" by a convenience store employee, who was apparently annoyed that the ambulance had parked in his store's lot. Never mind that the paramedics were treating a man inside the store. That employee has since been fired.
According to a report from WWLTV.com, the paramedics put the patient in the back of the ambulance and began to drive away when the vehicle came to a sudden stop. The medics saw that someone had put a boot on their vehicle. When a store employee finally removed the boot, the tire was flat. The paramedics had to call for backup while the man with chest pains waited in the back.
Jeb Tate, spokesman for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, said, "We actually had to delay that patient's care by calling another ambulance out here to come transport this patient."
Now, a few days later, WWLTV.com reports that the convenience store employee has been fired and issued a citation by the New Orleans Police Department for simple criminal damage to property. According to the police report, the man, Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, claimed that he didn't know that the vehicle was an ambulance and that he doesn't speak English.
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You don’t need to speaky de english to know an ambulance from a normal car. This clown is weapons grade stupid ... and he needs NOT to be in this country
Apperently, he don't think to good neither.
I guess they don’t have anything more sophisticated than donkey carts for transporting people to medical treatment in whatever Crapistan he’s from/s;)
LOL! You’re right. This goes down in the annals of tragic comedy!
I suppose he thought it was a tricked out mommy van.
when did retail establishments get the power to boot vehicles... which belong to someone else? Shouldn’t that be a law enforcement power? Did this employee go through proper channels before seizing or detaining that vehicle?
Apparently they have private contractors doing this. This guy was called the “boot man”. This kinda crap needs to be given the BOOT. Law enforcement should be the ONLY entity authorized to boot a vehicle ... PERIOD.
Or alternatively, he comes from a kleptocracy where shakedowns are a standard business practice.
BTW ... IMO Ahmed the camel jockey is a frickin liar when he says he doesn’t speak english.
So, never mind the no-speeky-de-english BS, what was it about the man treated for chest pains that caused Ahmed Sidi Aleywa to purposely delay the patient's trip to the hospital? Was he buying alcohol? Pork rinds? Was he Jewish? Member of rival tribe? Random American in a position of weakness?
I'd suspect a DIY mini-Jihad-of-opportunity before anything else.
***...Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, claimed that he didn’t know that the vehicle was an ambulance and that he doesn’t speak English.***
Ah yes...the old ‘no speaka de English’ excuse. Problem is vision and common sense don’t require a language.
Enjoy your 99 weeks on the dole, Ahmed.
And the Amish don't believe in using motorised vehicles anyway.
That’s it. Ahmed the gate-keeper perceived a payout from a driver who would need to leave ASAP.
These Muslims are just like a cue ball.
The harder you hit them the more English you get out of them.
Private booting? It is bad enough that the police can do it.
where is the due process when someone can just boot someone else’s car?
and how come people who came here and aren’t citizens and can’t speak english have these jobs?
I guess they dont have anything more sophisticated than donkey carts for transporting people to medical treatment in whatever Crapistan hes from/s;)
In a place he came from it used to haul mortars. He thought it was a military vehicle.
I’d like a little more DUE PROCESS before cops do it... but this one takes the cake and the plate
Do you mean that you, as a homeowner, don't think that you have the right to have a strange vehicle (Who knows? Drug-dealers?) illegally parked on your property (tresspassing / unlawful entry, anyone?) booted, towed, or otherwise "dealt with?" Ever hear of the "Castle Doctrine?"
The convenience store clerk was only exercising his right as the representative of the store (property-owner). He exercised it stupidly, in that he didn't recognize that it was an ambulance, but...
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