The NYPD cop who’s being hailed as a hero after he ‘MacGyver’d’ a potato chip bag and tape to avoid wasting a stabbing sufferer’s life says he had by no means tried unorthodox transfer earlier than.
Dylan Ubiles, 28 was stabbed within the chest in south Harlem on July 7, and stumbled till he collapsed in entrance of a deli on Lenox Avenue.
Scared onlookers flagged down NYPD officers within the space, together with Officer Ronald Kennedy, who doubles his service responsibility as a volunteer firefighter with EMT coaching.
He will be heard in bodycam footage launched late final week yelling to Good Samaritan onlookers to seize potato chips and tape, which he secured over the sufferer’s wound.
‘We requested a bag of potato chips and a few tape, trigger we knew instantly that we wanted to seal the chest,’ Officer Kennedy mentioned at a Tuesday press convention, in line with the New York Post.
‘There was a puncture wound there … we didn’t need the air getting in it, collapsing his lung,’ he mentioned.
He added: ‘I used to be trying particularly for that dimension bag, squared edges and that kind of fabric that wouldn’t permit air to move by means of.’
Officer Ronald Kennedy (left) used his EMT coaching to avoid wasting Dylan Ubiles (proper) after he was stabbed
The fast-thinking cop emptied a bag of potato chips and used duct tape to seal the wound
The attending doctor at Harlem Hospital instructed the NYPD that Kennedy’s actions seemingly saved the person’s life
Officer David Galindez, who arrested the alleged attacker Erick Rodriguez, 38, instructed The Put up he thought it was ‘loopy’ to make use of a chip bag, however just for a ‘cut up second.’
‘I do know [Kennedy] has prior EMT expertise, and I knew that was going to work,’ Officer Matthew Grieve, Kennedy’s accomplice, instructed The New York Put up.
‘It had a right away impact,’ Grieve mentioned.
The NYPD mentioned a Harlem Hospital doctor credited Kennedy with saving man’s life.
(left to proper) NYPD Officers David Galindez, Ronald Kennedy and Matthew Grieve reply questions for a WABC interview about Kennedy’s quick-thinking life-saving motion and the group work among the many three officers.
Officer David Galindez, who arrested the alleged attacker Erick Rodriguez, 38, instructed The Put up he thought it was ‘loopy’ to make use of a chip bag, however just for a ‘cut up second’
Ubiles was grateful for Kennedy’s fast considering and heroic actions.
‘I spoke to him on the scene,’ Ubiles instructed Daily News on Tuesday. ‘He’s truly the one who caught the (suspect). He made positive I obtained to the hospital, he took care of me.’
Within the video launched by the NYPD, Kennedy is seen dashing out of the squad automotive and telling a bystander to ‘go get me a bag of potato chips proper now.’
He then approaches the sufferer, who tells Kennedy that ‘he caught me in my lung.’
Kennedy will be heard reassuring Ubiles again and again and urging him to ‘keep awake.
‘We obtained you, we obtained you,’ Kennedy is heard telling the sufferer as he tapes the empty bag of potato chips to his chest.
As it seems that the sufferer begins to lose consciousness, Kennedy tells him: ‘Stick with me. Stick with me.’
One other bystander is heard telling the sufferer: ‘Keep awake, alright?’
The video then exhibits different officers and first responders arriving to the scene to assist Kennedy.
‘It’s the perfect I may do with what I had,’ Kennedy is heard telling his colleagues.
Kennedy then asks others for assist in getting the sufferer onto a stretcher in order that he could possibly be loaded into an ambulance.
‘Maintain respiratory, preserve respiratory, boss,’ Officer Kennedy tells Ubiles.
NYPD Officer Ronald Kennedy responded to a report of a stabbing close to 290 Lenox Avenue within the Harlem part of Manhattan on the night time of July 7
The picture above exhibits a New York Metropolis police officer utilizing an empty bag of potato chips to deal with a stab wound on July 7
First responders arrived afterward and positioned the sufferer into an ambulance
Bystander Ricardo Gonzalez was the one who ran inside to get the bag of chips used to avoid wasting a stabbing sufferer’s life
Ubiles’ mother Stacey Cuevas instructed The Each day Information that her son was a heroin addict trying to purchase medicine within the park when he was attacked, the second time within the final 12 months that Ubiles survived a stabbing.
Ubiles is a father of three youngsters ages 8, 5 and a pair of, the Each day Information reported.
He instructed the New York Metropolis paper that it is a get up name for him.
‘Take a look at me: Shot, stabbed, minimize,’ he instructed the Each day Information. ‘That is what occurs while you dwell that way of life. This isn’t a way of life I wish to dwell anymore.
‘I wish to get sure issues from sure locations, similar to Justin Bieber, you realize what I’m saying? “Peaches from Georgia, weed from California.” … However while you dwell a sure way of life, that is what it will get you.’
NYPD Chief of Division Rodney Harrison praised Kennedy and the 2 different officers’ work in a tweet on Friday.
‘This is only one instance of the heroic work that your NYPD officers do every single day.’