Alleged Robber Who Suffered Cardiac Episode While Fleeing Arrested Again – CBS New York
An employee pointed officers in the direction the man had fled, and officers eventually came upon a man fitting the description of the suspect lying unconscious on the ground.
“He was absolutely dead when I arrived,” Sgt. James Gebhard told CBS2 earlier in October.
Tonight we were honored to recognize Sgt. Gebhard for his lifesaving actions, after he administered CPR & revived a fleeing suspect, who had a cardiac episode while running from the scene of a robbery. Outstanding work! https://t.co/RfwiKCQqrD pic.twitter.com/lf284O24LK
Gebhard started to perform CPR and got a defibrillator. He was able to revive the suspect, who was taken to the hospital and later arrested in connection to the robbery. Gebhard said he saw the man a few days later when he came in for fingerprinting.
“He shook my hand and thanked me,” Gebhard said. “He’s like, thanks for saving my life.”
The near-death experience apparently didn’t convince the man to make any changes to his lifestyle, however.
The NYPD 19th Precinct tweeted Tuesday that the same man had been arrested again in connection to another robbery.
So much for second chances…🤷🏻♂️ Remember the suspect whose life we saved with CPR, after he had a cardiac episode, while fleeing a @cvspharmacy that he robbed?
The man allegedly assaulted a Duane Reade employee while stealing five cases of beer.
“So much for second chances,” the NYPD said.