Don’t Swallow

Get that out of your mouth! (courtesy of Panorama/PA)

This will be a quick post, but I just couldn’t resist mentioning what I found to be a strange and somewhat funny story, at least in a dark and demented way.

On Saturday evening, police in Bond Hill, Ohio pulled a woman over for a routine traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Paddock Road. While the officer was investigating—calling in license plate numbers, checking traffic records… the usual—the 24-year-old woman began choking.

The officer immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver until EMS arrived to take over. Apparently, the woman had swallowed a bag of drugs—fearing prosecution if it was discovered—and instead nearly choked herself to death!

Currently, she is being held at a local hospital and remains in critical condition. Charges have not yet been filed in the case, but I’m sure it won’t be long.

Okay. Maybe this isn’t all that funny given the serious nature of this woman’s condition, but the irony is inescapable. The same drugs she feared would get her into legal trouble ended up getting her into medical trouble instead!

Some people just never learn…

Posted on May 6, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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