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Ambulance gets ‘booted’ while paramedics tend to emergency

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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.

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» 24 Comments

  1. Ornery1

    December 1st, 2012

    With the Convenience store employees as regulators, this is a parable for Obama Care.

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  2. Corona

    December 1st, 2012

    I’m not just only your Kwik-E-Mart employee, I’m also your neurosurgeon, TSA agent & Supreme Court judge.

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  3. Dr Tar

    December 1st, 2012

    I’d be surprised if their still operating after the humongous lawsuit that is sure to follow this incident. They better pray that the ill customer comes through without any serious complications or they are really screwed.

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  4. Dr Tar

    December 1st, 2012

    Correction: they’re not their

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  5. IronyCurtain

    December 1st, 2012

    As if you needed any more proof that New Orleans is one of the top cities in The Bizarro World.

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  6. the aardvark

    December 1st, 2012

    They’re just lucky that they didn’t steal all 4 wheels and left it sitting on blocks. Remind me never to go that store ever. Damned good thing that I don’t live in New Orleans or some some other urban hell hole.

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  7. yourfavoriteunkle

    December 1st, 2012

    Ladies and Gentlemen…. we proudly present the new owner of Quicky’s…. Mr.Victim of Moonbattery…

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  8. Graceia

    December 1st, 2012

    Sounds like a former union employee works there. Follow the rules, never think.

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  9. Ten Megaton

    December 1st, 2012

    Guess the paramedics should have bought a soda or something.

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  10. Tim

    December 1st, 2012

    Quicky’s of New Orleans to the rescue – just when you thought all the major stupidity was up north.

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  11. lamchops

    December 1st, 2012

    The paramedics should have bought a pack of gum or something.

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  12. Lowell

    December 1st, 2012

    Too much initiative for black employees, would never occur to white employees.

    Dot indians or asians.

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  13. Xavier

    December 1st, 2012

    Alright, I’m confused again.

    Private citizens are allowed to ‘boot’ vehicles? Do they collect the fines too? I’d also be interested in seeing the rules/warning sign for booting on private property.

    I bet this is completely illegal.

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  14. Brooke

    December 1st, 2012

    What? Do employees get a commission on booting cars?

    I though only cops could boot?

    Why would someone boot an ambulance with lights on?

    I’m so confused. Leftist bastions such as N.O. make no sense to me.

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  15. Xavier

    December 1st, 2012

    Reread the link, apparently there was a warning sign. Still doesn’t make it legal.

    Any of you stay in hotels and read the sign in every room that says, “Hotel not responsible for valuables left in room”?

    It’s a lie. They are responsible for valuables left in the room, but the sign may dissuade guests from contacting the police if the chambermaid or maintenance man steals something.

    Just because a sign says xyz doesn’t mean it’s the law.

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  16. Pickled Liver

    December 1st, 2012

    @Xavier – Works that way for parking garages as well! The notice that they are not responsible is to there to dissuade lawsuits!

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  17. Poonces

    December 1st, 2012

    I suppose the name “Quicky’s says it all. The store owner expects the business in his parking lot to be over in 3 minutes.

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  18. Rick

    December 1st, 2012

    “Ladies and Gentlemen…. we proudly present the new owner of Quicky’s…. Mr.Victim of Moonbattery…”

    And he says that all y’all are too stupid to work for him, so clock out.

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  19. RightWinger

    December 1st, 2012

    I guess the part time employee ran out and said after he booted the EMS vehicle, “I GOTS ME OBAMACARE MOFO!”

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  20. marleenna1959

    December 1st, 2012

    I see a lawsuit in the quicky mart’s future.

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  21. Birdie Num Num

    December 1st, 2012

    Was Apu off duty?

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  22. Buck Ofama

    December 1st, 2012

    I used to live in New Orleans not too far from where this happened. Would it surprise you if I told y’all the owners are MUSLIMS???

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  23. scr_north

    December 1st, 2012

    Well the patient just hit the Lotto. It may not be the PowerBall but after the lawyers take their cut I’m sure you’re still talking Rodney King dough.

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  24. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 1st, 2012

    Was the heart attack victim white? If so, no lawsuit in Nawluhns will get him any money.

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