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Wichita Woman Robbed As She Suffered Fatal Aneurysm At Drive-Thru

A Wichita, Kan., woman who was robbed of her belongings, including her wedding ring, after suffering an aneurysm at a Taco Bell drive thru has died.

Danielle Zimmerman, 43, was taken to the hospital after she was found unconscious at the fast-food restaurant Sunday night. Her car crashed into a speaker box, police said.

The thief has not been found yet, but apparently stole Zimmerman’s purse, iPhone and wedding ring.

“Instead of trying to help her, somebody robbed her,” her husband of 21 years, Kris, told the Wichita Eagle. “What really appalled me - the wedding ring. How could you take somebody’s wedding ring off their finger?”

Kris Zimmerman had heard that nearly nine people gathered around the car and found her unconscious. He also heard that a hospital employee who worked nearby tried to help her.

Kris said that someone must have seen the theft, and needs to “stand up and do the right thing.”

The family said it didn’t care about her cash or phone, but they hope to get the ring back.

“We would like to get the ring back more than anything,” Danielle's cousin told KWCH.

The purse, with photos of her two teenage sons, was found near to the Taco Bell. The thief ran off with $150 and credit cards.

Kris was waiting for his wife to come back home with dinner, which they were going to share with their 13-year-old son and his friend.

He called her half an hour later to no answer, so he decided to go and find her. But the police arrived before he could leave and told him his wife was in the hospital.

Her family says she was taken off life support on Monday, with her organs prepared for donation.

Zimmerman leaves behind two sons, Noah, 13, and Alex, 18.


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