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Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings

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Post by PUCKER » Sat May 12, 2018 12:03 am

Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings - not just for your own safety but for that of others!

I noticed a car that didn’t quite belong in our office parking lot tonight when I left a little after 7. Maybe it’s the IT guy for the lawyer that’s a tenant? Hmmmm...OK, well let’s get out of here, it’s been a long day and I need some drive time...as I pulled out I noticed there was someone in the vehicle, head down...maybe texting. Drove a block away and decided to circle back...head still down...looks like he’s slumped over...I’ll circle back again...same thing. Pulled into the parking lot to check it out. Walked up to passenger side door, car is running, driver is slumped over and sweating profusely...knock on the window (door locked) and the guy s l o w l y looks partially at me and I motion for him to roll down the window...he slumps back over, still breathing. Not good, he needs medical help. I call 911 and they roll PD and FD. They arrive very quickly and get the doors open without breaking them. Turns out the guy is diabetic and he had very low blood sugar (36) and was not going to get better on his own. GV FD got him treated and he immediately perked up. He drove away 30 minutes later. He thanked us all. Moral of the story - watch out for your fellow man. Ignoring someone could mean very bad things. A HUGE shout out to Grapevine PD and FD for their excellent work!!!!


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Post by Steve W » Sat May 12, 2018 12:21 am

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Post by eureka40 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:52 am

Good job Pucker!!
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Post by RoyGBiv » Sat May 12, 2018 5:28 am

Very, very, very nice Pucker.
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Post by Allons » Sat May 12, 2018 5:33 am

Excellent!
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Post by chasfm11 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:30 am

Many others would have simply gotten into their cars and driven off. Congratulations for your efforts to get involved. Grapevine emergency services can be very efficient and effective - if they know where to apply their skills.
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Post by imkopaka » Sat May 12, 2018 6:31 am

I've been that low before. It can be terrifying. On behalf of that guy - thank you!
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Post by Excaliber » Sat May 12, 2018 7:08 am

Outstanding work by all involved!
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Post by flechero » Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 am

Wow, good for you! Might have heard about him on the news, otherwise!


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Post by mrvmax » Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 am

Glad you paid attention, I’ve seen a coworker go into diabetic shock. On a related topic, I leave for work real early (between 0300&0330). Surprisingly there is still a good amount of other drivers out at that time. As I left my neighborhood and hit the stoplight at FM528 I noticed a driver that was driving a little weird. I pulled out behind them and sure enough they were all over the road, from shoulder to center turn lane and going real fast to real slow. I called 911 to report them and within a minute we were at the stoplight at 528 and Sunset in friendswood. The light there was red so the car stopped and when the light turned green they never moved. I pulled over to keep an eye on them while the Police headed our way. I kept thinking they could have a medical issue and was tempted to walk up but knew it would be best to not do that and wait for the police. Friendswood normally has good response although it took 7 minutes for them to get there. Not long unless you’re on the phone needing them.
As it turns out the female driver passed out at the wheel and didn’t wake up until the officers approached her. The crime blotter described her as being drunk and this was her second offense. She could have easily killed someone as inebriated as she was and I’m glad I ran up behind her before she hurt someone. We all need to be alert and involved in our communities and what’s going on around us.

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Post by Jusme » Sat May 12, 2018 8:14 am

Great job Pucker!!
It's folks like you that remind us all that there are indeed caring and compassionate folks out there. SA,when practiced religiously, does give you that sixth sense, when you see something that is a little " hinky"
Like you said, it could have been an IT guy meeting a client late, or a nefarious type waiting on an ex-girlfriend, or even someone casing the business to see when it is vacant. Glad everything turned out well, which would not have happened, if your "spidey sense" hadn't kicked in.
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Post by WTR » Sat May 12, 2018 8:43 am

Happy to hear the PD and FD accessed the situation properly. Similar situation happened to a friend. The El Paso PD treated him like a drunk, dragged him out of his truck, threw him on the ground and cuffed him. An ambulance was finally called and the EMTs treated his condition properly.

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Post by ELB » Sat May 12, 2018 8:56 am

That's a save! Good job.
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Re: Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings

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Post by bblhd672 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:25 am

PUCKER wrote:Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings - not just for your own safety but for that of others!

I noticed a car that didn’t quite belong in our office parking lot tonight when I left a little after 7. Maybe it’s the IT guy for the lawyer that’s a tenant? Hmmmm...OK, well let’s get out of here, it’s been a long day and I need some drive time...as I pulled out I noticed there was someone in the vehicle, head down...maybe texting. Drove a block away and decided to circle back...head still down...looks like he’s slumped over...I’ll circle back again...same thing. Pulled into the parking lot to check it out. Walked up to passenger side door, car is running, driver is slumped over and sweating profusely...knock on the window (door locked) and the guy s l o w l y looks partially at me and I motion for him to roll down the window...he slumps back over, still breathing. Not good, he needs medical help. I call 911 and they roll PD and FD. They arrive very quickly and get the doors open without breaking them. Turns out the guy is diabetic and he had very low blood sugar (36) and was not going to get better on his own. GV FD got him treated and he immediately perked up. He drove away 30 minutes later. He thanked us all. Moral of the story - watch out for your fellow man. Ignoring someone could mean very bad things. A HUGE shout out to Grapevine PD and FD for their excellent work!!!!
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Re: Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings

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Post by SewTexas » Sat May 12, 2018 12:23 pm

PUCKER wrote:Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings - not just for your own safety but for that of others!

I noticed a car that didn’t quite belong in our office parking lot tonight when I left a little after 7. Maybe it’s the IT guy for the lawyer that’s a tenant? Hmmmm...OK, well let’s get out of here, it’s been a long day and I need some drive time...as I pulled out I noticed there was someone in the vehicle, head down...maybe texting. Drove a block away and decided to circle back...head still down...looks like he’s slumped over...I’ll circle back again...same thing. Pulled into the parking lot to check it out. Walked up to passenger side door, car is running, driver is slumped over and sweating profusely...knock on the window (door locked) and the guy s l o w l y looks partially at me and I motion for him to roll down the window...he slumps back over, still breathing. Not good, he needs medical help. I call 911 and they roll PD and FD. They arrive very quickly and get the doors open without breaking them. Turns out the guy is diabetic and he had very low blood sugar (36) and was not going to get better on his own. GV FD got him treated and he immediately perked up. He drove away 30 minutes later. He thanked us all. Moral of the story - watch out for your fellow man. Ignoring someone could mean very bad things. A HUGE shout out to Grapevine PD and FD for their excellent work!!!!

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you saved that guy's life!!! what a story! way to listen to the voice
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