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New Orleans convenience store boots ambulance treating patient

Last Modified: Saturday, December 01, 2012 9:19 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sure, the paramedics weren't customers. But their ambulance was on an emergency run.

Employees at a New Orleans convenience story put a restrictive parking boot on an ambulance Friday while paramedics were inside the store tending to a man with chest pain, WWL-TV reported.

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jeb Tate says paramedics tried to drive away, but couldn't. Even after the boot was removed, the tire was flat, forcing paramedics to call another ambulance to pick up the patient.

Signs in the parking lot at Quicky's convenience store warn that parking is for customers only and that the store will boot vehicles.

Tate says the ambulance had its emergency lights on during the incident.

Store employees declined to comment.

Posted By: Karl On: 12/2/2012

Title: How stupid!

Are there really people that stupid? He/She should be fired promptly

Posted By: kalup broussard On: 12/2/2012

Title: what next??

what a bunch of dummies

Posted By: Jing On: 12/2/2012

Title: Ambulance gets booted

The store should be shut down.

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