- An ambulance was called to Midlands restaurant, Piggly Wiggly after a man had fallen ill
- The owner's wife shouted at the emergency vehicle, claiming it was ruining the grass
- The daughter of the patient lashed out at the owners on Facebook
Midlands restaurant owner, Rudi Kassier has defended his wife after a video surfaced on social media, showing her berating paramedics for allegedly ruining the grass with an ambulance vehicle which was responding to an emergency at the restaurant.
An ambulance was called to Piggly Wiggly after a patron fell ill after appearing to suffer from a heart attack. The emergency vehicle attempted to park on a grassy area on the premises.
Kassier's wife, Cindy Kassier was then filmed shouting at paramedics about the grass.
Loshini Lawrence, commenting on Facebook, said it was her father who was having an emergency. Lawrence took to Facebook to describe the ill-treatment her family had experienced at the restaurant as the incident was occurring.
“[Cindy] did not bother to offer a clean space or her office. He had to undergo a series of tests before being taken to Midlands hospital,” wrote Lawrence.
Kassier defended his wife’s actions, claiming that she felt responsibility for the children at the restaurant who may have been in harm’s way, as an ambulance had driven into a pedestrian area.
“My wife, being a very caring mother, was extremely concerned at the situation and the safety of the children. She then asked the driver and others around what the problem was. A young lady then said that her father, who was ill, had just gone to the ablutions,” IOL reported Kassier saying.
According to Kassier, the ambulance had only been called as a precaution, as the man had suffered the heart attack a week before the incident.
Kassier further added that his wife had attempted to find out how the patient was after the incident but was met with hostility by the paramedics, who allegedly responded, "It’s none of your business."
Upset customers and social media users reacted to the incident, supporting Lawrence's outrage and calling customers to boycott the establishment.
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