Cop makes use of potato chip bag and tape in ‘MacGyver’ transfer to avoid wasting stabbing sufferer’s life


An NYPD officer channeled his interior “MacGyver” when he used an empty potato chip bag and a few duct tape to avoid wasting a younger man who was stabbed within the chest in Harlem.

Officer Ronald Kennedy was one in every of a number of cops from the 28th Precinct who arrived at 290 Lenox Ave. on July 7 to discover a bleeding younger man saying, “They caught me in my lung.”

Kennedy, in keeping with dramatic and graphic footage from his physique cam posted on Twitter, took cost instantly, directing a younger male bystander to get him life-saving provides.

“Go get me a bag of potato chips, proper now!” Harrison barks on the video. He then sends the identical good Samaritan to get duct tape a minute later.

Harrison then requested among the folks across the sufferer to assist place him on his again on the bottom.

Officer Ronald Kennedy went beyond duty in treating a stabbing victim with duct tape and a potato chip bag.
Officer Ronald Kennedy went past obligation in treating a stabbing sufferer with duct tape and a potato chip bag.

“Two folks, over right here, proper now!” Harrison commanded. “Lay him down! Assist me lay him down!”

Harrison then went to work on what appeared like impromptu road surgical procedure, utilizing a knife to affix the chip bag and tape right into a makeshift tourniquet on the sufferer’s chest. The sufferer’s white shirt, smeared with blood, was eliminated within the course of.

Officer Ronald Kennedy was able to get bystanders to help him out with getting a potato chip bag and duct tape.
Officer Ronald Kennedy was in a position to get bystanders to assist him out with getting a potato chip bag and duct tape.

“We acquired you, we acquired you, don’t contact!” Kennedy instructed the sufferer. “Stick with me, stick with me!”

He additionally instructed the sufferer to “maintain respiratory, bro!” as paramedics got here with a stretcher to carry him to the hospital.

“This is only one instance of the heroic work that your NYPD officers do day-after-day,” tweeted Chief Rodney Harrison.

Police officers mentioned the sufferer survived, however had no additional particulars on the incident.

Officer Ronald Kennedy successfully made a makeshift tourniquet on the victim’s stabbing wound in the chest.
Officer Ronald Kennedy efficiently made a makeshift tourniquet on the sufferer’s stabbing wound within the chest.