Paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom returned to their vehicle after responding to an emergency call only to find an angry note attached.
The below note was written by a local woman who was agitated over their vehicle being parked in front of her home while the crew responded to a call:
She demanded that the ambulance be moved somewhere else while the crew responded to a 999 call, even writing "I couldn't give a shit if the whole street collapsed."
On top of writing the aggressive note, she verbally assaulted the responders afterward, who reported that they had been subject to verbal abuse.
Apparently, this woman isn't alone. One paramedic noted that it has become routine for responders to be treated like this:
The 26-year-old woman from Tunstall has since been arrested over the incident.
Chief Inspector John Owen tweeted about her arrest, commenting the following about the situation:
“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 offenses under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.” he said.
People were appalled at her behavior...
And some people went as far as to extend their home, heart, and driveway to anyone driving an emergency vehicle:
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
Exactly, a few years ago on one of the hottest days of they year there was a big accident near to where I leave, the emergency services were there for hours in the heat so I kept them supplied with ice cold orange squash, a simple thing for me to do & they were all very grateful— Victoria Freeman (@Vicky_Freeman) February 18, 2018