A paramedic has revealed that he was robbed of his personal belongings as he treated a patient.
Karl Williams, a paramedic based with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), said that being “disappointed and slightly angry” didn’t even begin to cover how he felt when he returned to his emergency vehicle on Friday morning.
Comments left on social media have shown a strong and united condemnation of the theft with some strongly worded anger directed at the callous thief responsible for the disgusting act.
Addressing his followers on Twitter, Carl said:
“The last thing I expect to find when I return to my Ambulance after treating an individual is to find my personal belonging have been stolen from my Ambulance.
“Disappointed and slightly angry doesn’t even cover it.”
Another paramedic, Matt Harrison, related a similar experience in his reply to the tweet.
He said: “The guy who did the exact same thing to me got caught.
“He was identified by a local neighbour Bobby from the ambulance CCTV, but nothing was done.
“My belongings were never recovered. I got off lightly. He was already on remand for mugging & stealing from an old lady.”
One Twitter user (@MyNewNormal01) offered to replace some of the items which had been stolen from the medic. The user said:
“Personally Karl if you do an Amazon wish list I’m happy to chip in for replacement items.
“I’m a very grateful civvie and fully respect what you do”.
Karl replied by saying:
“Thank you for a very kind offer. I wouldn’t expect anyone to replace items for the actions of a not-so-nice member of society”.
Back in March 2018, Karl was praised by the public after he bled a 93-year-old woman’s radiator after he treated her husband following a 999 call that had been made by the family.
When Karl had finished treating the elderly patient, he noticed that the couple’s heating was not working and that they were using an expensive electric heater.
Karl spent ten minutes bleeding the radiators in the house so that their heating came back on.
Karl and his colleagues then transported the patient to A&E.
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