Quickie’s Convenience Store, in New Orleans, recently put a parking boot on an ambulance's tires while EMTs were giving medical assistance to a man inside the store (video below).
Police said Ahmed Sidi Aleywa put the boot on the ambulance on November 30, reported WWL-TV.
An ambulance spokesperson told WWL-TV: “We actually had to delay that patient’s care by calling another ambulance out here to come transport this patient."
Store employee Ali Colone told WWL-TV that Aleywa was fired: "The guy that did this, he came from another country. He didn’t even know what an ambulance looked like.”
Colone added that the store will continue to enforce its customers-only parking rule: anyone who leaves the property will have boots attached to their tires.
The store charges $115 to remove the boot, $25 more than the city limit.