Katie Tudor, a paramedic mentor of the West Midlands Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom recently took to Twitter to share a note that someone left on one of their ambulances while a crew was responding to an emergency.
Apparently one neighbor wasn't very happy that they were blocking their driveway...
The note reads:
"If this van is for anyone but number 14 then you have no right to be parked here."
"I couldn't give a shit if the whole street collapsed."
"Now move your van from outside my house."
According to the crew, they were also verbally abused while attempting to deal with the incident.
Unsurprisingly, people weren't very happy with the note.
Dear ALL Emergency Services.— Andy (@wetspaniel) February 18, 2018
If and when needed please feel to block my driveway, car or anything else for that matter.
If you want a brew..
the kettle is always on.
Need the loo?
Just one of the majority of folk
The vast majority of us will let you block our driveway for an emergency, bring out tea and biscuits if you have time, or anything else you need help for! Not everyone has lost the plot thankfully!— Martin Baker (@ytfcbadger) February 18, 2018
This is a disgrace, do people not realise us emergency service works need to respond and park accordingly, the last thing we think about is "am I blocking somebody's drive" the clue is in the title & we deserve a little respect!— Colin Wright (@StokeMale) February 18, 2018
Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police's Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, took to Twitter on Monday to say that a 26-year-old woman had been arrested following the incident for "public order offences."
“We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders."
"The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note."
Twitter had mixed reactions:
This will never stand up in court you have wasted your time and the tax payers money yet again— Richy McNally (@richy_mcnally) February 19, 2018
So angry snd upset to read about the letter that was posted on your ambulance.— richard (@Carbisbay17) February 19, 2018
I am a porter at st Thomas hospital in London and the abuse some of the paramedics get here aswell is way out of order #
Thank you— Katie Tudor (@wmaskatietudor) February 19, 2018
Well done I hope you make an example of her— karen shaw (@owlswift) February 19, 2018
The strength of opinion and condemnation of this woman’s actions shows the impact she had on the general public as well as our colleagues. Excellent response 👍— Chappers 🐾🐝 (@Chappers2013) February 19, 2018
It was an ambulance. Do you understand what an ambulance is or what the staff do?— Gav_Brinson_Photo (@GavChaps) February 19, 2018
Good stuff, she wouldn't have been so abusive if it was herself or a family member needed a paramedic or a emergency service.— Wayne Adams (@wayne_adams) February 19, 2018
Well done this is exactly the result i wanted to see, there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour, absolutely disgusting the way she behaved. Good job well done all involved in getting this sorted. 👍— •*•*¨ Rob ¨*•*• (@Twit_Ina_Hat) February 19, 2018
Can you make a note of this person and should they ever call for an ambulance, let them know the ambulance can’t come because it has nowhere to park.— Michael Mannings (@ManningsMichael) February 19, 2018
Excellent policing. We cannot allow society to completely collapse.— Matteo (@matteoj17) February 19, 2018
Absolutely right.— ChoobDriver (@ChoobDriver) February 19, 2018
Our emergency service personnel should be permitted to carry out their duties including life saving or dangerous without abuse from silly little person.
What do you think of this incident?