Woman arrested for leaving abusive note for ambulance

British ambulance responding to an emergency in hazardous bad weather driving conditions on a UK motorway
Photo credit: Twitter / Katie Tudor; Getty

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested after leaving an abusive note on an ambulance windscreen.

West Midlands Ambulance Service staff were attending an emergency in a residential street in Staffordshire, England, when they came back to find the handwritten note on their windscreen.

"If this van is anyone but number 14 then you have no right to be parked here," it read.

"I couldn't give a shit if the whole street collapsed.

"Now move your van from outside my house."

Paramedic Katie Tudor posted a screenshot to Twitter on Sunday, saying she was "so upset" by it.

"Along with this note left on their [vehicle] they received a load of verbal abuse!

"It's becoming a regular occurrence."

On Monday evening (local time) Staffordshire Police confirmed on Twitter a woman has been arrested for public order offences.

"We've charged a woman from Stoke-on-Trent... where paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service were subjected to verbal abuse whilst they attended a medical emergency."

Many social media users praised their zero-tolerance approach.

"Well done Staffs Police," one user commented. "Let's hope the individual concerned never needs an ambulance in a hurry!"

"Hopefully this will send a message to others," another added.

"Well done for actually taking a stand against such vile people."


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