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#1    Render

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:29 AM

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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.

http://www.wwltv.com...-181631351.html

Un-freaking-believable.

Edited by Render, 03 December 2012 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

******* idiots.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

Ummm,that means they had to call another ambulance ,wait for it to arrive,and move the patient over to it,to transport.
That probably added at least 7 minutes to transport time, if not more,if no bus close by was available .
A delay in certain drugs , can actually add to a patient's morbidity .
The family of that man ,can sue the store,and will end up owning it,if god forbid he were to die .
UnBELIEVABLE .




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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

Plus they took an  ambulance and crew out of the loop delaying someone else's treatment waiting for help.  I think the store should be cited for obstructing an emergency vehicle

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 03 December 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

Plus they took an  ambulance and crew out of the loop delaying someone else's treatment waiting for help.  I think the store should be cited for obstructing an emergency vehicle
The booting nonsense sounds like a racket . The store employees should be canned ,and the booting agency investigated ,as none of that sounds legal .
If the guy was having a cardiac event,he can sue them ,if he has *any* sort of heart necrosis . Wether it was already happening to him or not .
If he needed any sort of thrombolytic ,or if he was having a heart rate issue,delay is wow.......MORONS .
if I has been on this call,I would have been screaming at these *******s,and ask the cops to arrest them .I swear.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

I'm surprised they haven't been arrested are there no laws that can be applied for hindering/obstuctingan emergency vehicle or emergency personnel?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I'm afraid if it had been my dad or other relative I might have taken the law into my own hands.  Lawlessness is becoming contagious and when people really begin to lose respect for the rule of law we are all in for a bad situation.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

Absolutely disgusting.

I hate reading news reports where emergency services don't get respect. They risk their lives for others, you should either get our of their way and let them get on with their job or go out of your way to help if you can.

Things like this do my head in.

This is why I chose not to be a firemen or paramedic even though I full looked into both and planned on doing one of them at some point. I would have ended up smacking someone round the mouth.


View Postand then, on 03 December 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

I'm afraid if it had been my dad or other relative I might have taken the law into my own hands.  Lawlessness is becoming contagious and when people really begin to lose respect for the rule of law we are all in for a bad situation.

It's not just law though, it's as simple as being respect itself. People are losing respect for others. It's really sad.

A friend of mine the other day told me that his dad was at a deli counter in a supermarket and the guy at the deli called out the number 72. This woman went "that's me" then his dad looked at his ticket and he was 72, so he went up to her and asked her number, her response was: "79, but it doesn't really matter"... WOW?! Really?! His reply: "It's *people* like you that is what's wrong with the world today". lol (He didn't say people... but it's nicer to type that lol)

Edited by Coffey, 03 December 2012 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

"Quicky's convenience store"

Hmmm, the owner's must have gotten upset that the paramedics didn't purchase a Slurrpie and a hotdog while saving someone's life. ;)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

View PostCoffey, on 03 December 2012 - 12:43 PM, said:

Absolutely disgusting.

I hate reading news reports where emergency services don't get respect. They risk their lives for others, you should either get our of their way and let them get on with their job or go out of your way to help if you can.u

Things like this do my head in.

This is why I chose not to be a firemen or paramedic even though I full looked into both and planned on doing one of them at some point. I would have ended up smacking someone round the mouth.




It's not just law though, it's as simple as being respect itself. People are losing respect for others. It's really sad.

A friend of mine the other day told me that his dad was at a deli counter in a supermarket and the guy at the deli called out the number 72. This woman went "that's me" then his dad looked at his ticket and he was 72, so he went up to her and asked her number, her response was: "79, but it doesn't really matter"... WOW?! Really?! His reply: "It's *people* like you that is what's wrong with the world today". lol (He didn't say people... but it's nicer to type that lol)

Paramedics and EMTs,are completely under respected.
I have done calls in the Bronx ,where we had to walk thru a huge courtyard ,to get to a call in a building ,about 150 yards from the entrance.
We carry about 35-40 lbs of equipment ,to boot.

People in the buildings were yelling out their windows,and throwing bottles at us,as we walked thru.
I yelled back,when you run at your job,I will run at mine .

You have no idea.
Then the WTC happens,and they deny us benefits ?
They gave all the firemen early retirement,full benefits,us...the hell with us,and then cancer isn't from the WTC .
Really ? But then we are the ones they're screaming for when this stuff goes down .
You have no idea.
It's a thankless,really hard job .



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

Leave is to NO to screw something up that way.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

yep itsux  no respect just a bunch of self centered stuck on stupid people ungreatful *******s who think the rest of the world owes them something


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 03 December 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

Paramedics and EMTs,are completely under respected.
I have done calls in the Bronx ,where we had to walk thru a huge courtyard ,to get to a call in a building ,about 150 yards from the entrance.
We carry about 35-40 lbs of equipment ,to boot.

People in the buildings were yelling out their windows,and throwing bottles at us,as we walked thru.
I yelled back,when you run at your job,I will run at mine .

You have no idea.
Then the WTC happens,and they deny us benefits ?
They gave all the firemen early retirement,full benefits,us...the hell with us,and then cancer isn't from the WTC .
Really ? But then we are the ones they're screaming for when this stuff goes down .
You have no idea.
It's a thankless,really hard job .


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Okay I wanna know who gave these dumb****s the authority to boot vehicles. As far as I know, only the city has the authority to boot vehicles which are illegally parked. I hope the owner of the store is put out of business for allowing his employees to do something so stupid. :rolleyes:


Found elsewhere that the owner of this shop has been illegally booting for years. And the shop is right across from the parish courthouse.

Edited by Lady Kasey, 03 December 2012 - 04:36 PM.

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