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Store employee fired after ‘booting’ ambulance [says he didn't know it was an ambulance]
yahoo.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Mike Krumboltz

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: ahmed; aleywa; sidi

1 posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:39 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

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


2 posted on 12/03/2012 9:31:58 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: grundle
Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, claimed that he didn't know that the vehicle was an ambulance and that he doesn't speak English.

Apperently, he don't think to good neither.

3 posted on 12/03/2012 9:32:55 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

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;)


4 posted on 12/03/2012 9:37:07 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: clamper1797

LOL! You’re right. This goes down in the annals of tragic comedy!


5 posted on 12/03/2012 9:38:19 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: grundle

I suppose he thought it was a tricked out mommy van.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 9:40:09 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: grundle

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?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 9:40:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 9:42:37 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Frank_2001

Or alternatively, he comes from a kleptocracy where shakedowns are a standard business practice.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 9:44:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: clamper1797

BTW ... IMO Ahmed the camel jockey is a frickin liar when he says he doesn’t speak english.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 9:44:59 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: grundle; Yehuda
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.

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.

11 posted on 12/03/2012 9:49:28 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: grundle

***...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.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 9:51:26 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Not now, Not ever!
Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, claimed that he didn't know that the vehicle was an ambulance and that he doesn't speak English.

And the Amish don't believe in using motorised vehicles anyway.

13 posted on 12/03/2012 9:56:05 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s it. Ahmed the gate-keeper perceived a payout from a driver who would need to leave ASAP.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 9:58:44 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: clamper1797

These Muslims are just like a cue ball.

The harder you hit them the more English you get out of them.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 10:01:38 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

Private booting? It is bad enough that the police can do it.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 10:07:59 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: clamper1797

exactly

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?


17 posted on 12/03/2012 10:10:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Frank_2001

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;)

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In a place he came from it used to haul mortars. He thought it was a military vehicle.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 10:14:15 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: AndyJackson

I’d like a little more DUE PROCESS before cops do it... but this one takes the cake and the plate


19 posted on 12/03/2012 10:16:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: clamper1797; GeronL
Law enforcement should be the ONLY entity authorized to boot a vehicle ... PERIOD.

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...

Regards,

20 posted on 12/03/2012 10:20:31 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: grundle
Ahmed Sidi Aleywa, claimed that he didn't know that the vehicle was an ambulance

BS!! He knew that in all likelihood the ambulance wasn't in the process of saving a muslim's life at that moment and that, therefore, it was a good opportunity to kill an infidel in an underhanded and cowardly way, their favorite way to kill a non-muslims. So boot the ambulance. Delay it for a bit, and maybe, with any luck, an infidel would die.

Mohammedan filth SHOULD NOT even be in this country. Not for any reason and not for any length of time. None of them. Not one. Zero. Period.

21 posted on 12/03/2012 10:23:38 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: grundle
Somebody call an Amber-lamps !
22 posted on 12/03/2012 10:33:04 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: alexander_busek

There is a difference between a guy who is annoyed that an ambulance is parked in front of a store with the lights flashing as they are attending to an emergency situation in said store, and a drug dealer illegally trespassing on your property.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 10:34:27 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: alexander_busek

was this a house?

I thought it was a store (public accomodation, remember we keep losing these court cases?) and a store employee (not the property owner)

The clerk was not the owner, and was not acting at the direction of the owner- hence the firing. There should be some due process here.

I can imagine the pizza delivery guy dreads your house, he might not have a car when he was done giving you change. lol


24 posted on 12/03/2012 10:37:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

“Apperently, he don’t think to good neither.”

That’s what happens to your brain after your “forbearers” had sex with their first cousins for eight or ten centuries. There is a recent study out that says that the Muzzies have decimated their IQ’s with their intermarriage BS. Then again, maybe it has to do with sleeping with their favorite goat.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 10:40:48 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Ezekiel

Why is he in OUR COUNTRY?


26 posted on 12/03/2012 10:50:31 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: chae
There is a difference between a guy who is annoyed that an ambulance is parked in front of a store with the lights flashing as they are attending to an emergency situation in said store, and a drug dealer illegally trespassing on your property.

There is most certainly a difference. That's why I stated that the convenience store clerk acted stupidly: He should have recognized that it was an ambulance. But that doesn't change the fact that the "Castle Doctrine" also applies to places of business, and that the clerk was probably charged by his employers with the task of attending to order in the parking lot (I doubt that he "boots" falsely parked vehicles just for giggles).

Further, my point is that one usually doesn't know in advance whether a strange vehicle - perhaps parked improperly - belongs to a law-abiding citizen, a drug-dealer, or, e.g., a cop on a stake-out. If I wake up some morning to see a strange van parked, e.g., in my driveway, I am not obligated to investigate in order to find out that it maybe belongs to some harmless old geezer who was suffering shortness of breath and so called for someone to pick him up and take him home, thus leaving his vehicle abandoned. I am entitled to "deal with" it myself. I am not required to wait for law-enforcement officials to come to my aid.

Regards,

27 posted on 12/03/2012 10:51:28 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

No sir ... if someone illegally parks in your drive way ... you call the cops and they have it towed ... you do NOT have the right to confiscate other peoples property even on your own. If someone was involved in an accident an winds up on your lawn you DO NOT have the right to confiscate that vehicle.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:10 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: grundle
Well, if "Ahmed Sidi Aleywa" is from so-called "palestine," maybe he was just trying to keep it there until he had the chance to load it up with explosives or weapons. If it's good enough for gaza and the so-called pa, it's good enough for NOLA!

Mark

29 posted on 12/03/2012 11:03:20 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Not now, Not ever!
WTF? Didn't this employee NOTICE the paramedics attending to the patient in his own store?

Even if the ambulance crew had simply stopped in for a snack, I'd think this dude should have had some common sense to not boot ANY vehicle. Not like an ambulance with lights flashing would be there very long in any case.

Did this guy just have a jonesing to boot a vehicle at the drop of a hat? Does he keep a boot behind the counter "just in case" he needs one at a moment's notice?

30 posted on 12/03/2012 11:13:54 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Enjoy your 99 weeks on the dole, Ahmed.

He won't get that either if he was terminated for cause.

31 posted on 12/03/2012 11:24:13 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: clamper1797
You don’t need to speaky de english to know an ambulance from a normal car

No, but it would help to know the meatwagons here don't have a red crescent on them. Probably saw a red cross and figured it was a chance to mess with some infidel...

32 posted on 12/03/2012 11:30:59 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: IncPen

Sometimes “DUH” is just not enough


33 posted on 12/03/2012 11:31:33 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: clamper1797

Well said. That crap was getting annoying:)


34 posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:33 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Yehuda
Why is he in OUR COUNTRY?

Apparently to drag it down into the same sh*thole he crawled out of. I think Slings had it right... Ahmed figured he could pull a shakedown, same as he did in his cave of origin. (And then hit some sleazoid bar or goat brothel before heading home to beat the wives.)

35 posted on 12/04/2012 2:18:03 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: boop

Did this guy just have a jonesing to boot a vehicle at the drop of a hat? Does he keep a boot behind the counter "just in case" he needs one at a moment's notice?

He didn't do it. He called the "Boot Man." The boot man must be even more stupid than the muzzlem.

36 posted on 12/04/2012 2:54:54 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Or alternatively, he comes from a kleptocracy where shakedowns are a standard business practice.

He's from Chicago? Is he related to Jesse Jackson?

37 posted on 12/04/2012 3:24:55 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: grundle

Our diversity is our strength.


38 posted on 12/04/2012 3:31:34 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: clamper1797
BTW ... IMO Ahmed the camel jockey is a frickin liar when he says he doesn’t speak english.

In New Orleans, in *that* neighborhood... yeah, this is probably a made-up Muslim-ish name. Possibly one of Calypso Louie's boys.

39 posted on 12/04/2012 4:34:44 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Right Wing Assault
"Boot Man."

I am guessing that the boot man just got some free advertising that won't be doing his business much good.

40 posted on 12/04/2012 5:03:20 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: clamper1797

Actually, I don’t think anyone, including police, should be allowed to immobilize a vehicle. This is an example of what could happen - rightly or wrongly.

If the police have a reason to boot a vehicle, then they have another reason to locate and charge the owner for the offense. Booting the vehicle is something akin to calling a weapon the perpetrator.


41 posted on 12/04/2012 5:06:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: grundle

convenience store employee boots an ambulance? Do convenience stores now stock Denver Boots? I have seen this story a couple or three times and still do not understand how or why a convenience store employee would just happen to have a Denver Boot handy.
Those things are pretty darned unwieldy and probably pretty clumsy for a convenience store employee to put on a vehicle.
I sure hope someone here can help me out.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 5:12:18 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: clamper1797
No sir ... if someone illegally parks in your drive way ... you call the cops and they have it towed ... you do NOT have the right to confiscate other people’s property even on your own. Not true for parking lots (a business) they are routinely allowed to have vehicles towed and so are other businesses.
43 posted on 12/04/2012 5:25:01 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: clamper1797
"Law enforcement should be the ONLY entity authorized to boot a vehicle ... PERIOD."

If you park your vehicle on my private property without my permission, I can do most anything to it that I wish, short of major damage.

44 posted on 12/04/2012 6:30:09 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: clamper1797
No sir ... if someone illegally parks in your drive way ... you call the cops and they have it towed ... you do NOT have the right to confiscate other peoples property even on your own. If someone was involved in an accident an winds up on your lawn you DO NOT have the right to confiscate that vehicle.

Depends upon how you define "confiscate."

I am not a lawyer - I don't even portray one on t.v. (heh-heh). But...

I do believe that I am the king of my castle, as well as having the right to protect me and mine, which means that - after the trespasser has illegally parked his vehicle in my driveway, maybe even in my carport, where my kids normally play hopscotch - I could, e.g., simply close and padlock the front gate of my driveway and release the Dobermans, as a security measure, like I do every night (heh-heh), thus effectively depriving the trespasser of the use of his vehicle, at least until I get back from my all-night lodge-meeting.

Or are you saying that, due to the trespasser's illegal actions, I am not permitted to lock up my property, or let "Fang" and "Killer" run free on my fenced property, while I'm away?

You have a very strange concept of "private property," my FRiend!

Regards,

45 posted on 12/04/2012 7:33:01 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: OldCorps

That’s a horrible thing to say about a decent upright criminal.


46 posted on 12/04/2012 10:29:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Well, "Boot Man" is a moron. His sign makes no sense.

If you LEAVE the property, your vehicle will be booted.

So to avoid the boot, you must "stay"?

And "accept" the boot?

Talk about contradictory.

47 posted on 12/04/2012 5:07:02 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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