Sandwich First, Gunshot Wounds Later
by Staff | Nov 10, 2010 4:22 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
A 25-year-old walked out of a deli with a fresh sandwich, only to get shot twice—but he didn’t let that spoil his lunch.
He made sure to go home and polish off his sandwich before heading to the hospital for treatment, police said.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Joe Avery:
At 2:12 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where a gunshot victim had walked in. The 25-year-old told police he had bought a sandwich at a deli near George and Day Street. When he walked outside, he heard 3 gunshots and was hit twice: once in his groin and once in his left thigh. He went to his house, a couple blocks away on Howe Street, and ate his sandwich before asking his father for a ride to the hospital.
In other police news, Officer Sean Maher took down a 22-year-old felon after he tried to ditch a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson, police said.
Here’s what happened, according to Avery:
At 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Street Interdiction Unit officers Newton Anderson and Sean Maher responded to Frank and West Streets in the Hill, on a report of a man with a gun. They spotted a man matching the description come out of Walt’s Package Store at 451 Columbus Ave. When cops approached, the man ran. With officers in pursuit, the man tossed a loaded semi-automatic handgun to the ground.
Officer Maher tackled the man in the parking lot next to Walt’s. Police found that the handgun had been reported in West Haven in 2003.
The 22-year-old who was arrested was found to be a convicted felon. He was charged with a possession of a gun by a felon, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a stolen firearm, trespassing, and interfering.
The Qwik Stop Deli at 141 Farren Ave. in Fair Haven Heights was robbed by a man in a “thin black nylon mask” at 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday. He had a 9mm handgun.
Two people were robbed near Quinnipiac and Barnes Avenues at 4:54 p.m. on Tuesday. The two young muggers took two cell phones and some cash.
At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police responded to report of a burglary at 166 Roydon Rd. in Beaver Hills. The burglar forced entry into a garage and took a red 2009 Honda CR-V.
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The man with the sandwich didn’t let pain ruin his lunch. That must’ve been a hell of a sandwich. I have to go to that deli!
If he walked one more block, he would have been at St. Ray’s! Was he under the influence?
posted by: John on November 12, 2010 8:18am
Wow!! Just unbelievable!! After having shot twice he still finished his sandwich and then went to hospital!! The sandwich must have been very special.
If you’ve ever waited in the emergency room then you would understnd why he have his lunch first. You can wait for many hours in Yale’s emergency room before being seen by a intern or if you are lucky.. maybe a doctor. Then before any treatment starts you spend up to an hour convincing their staff you are not a drug addict and you would like something to easy your pain.