Woman who bargained with EMS for 'Big Red' soda gets sweet surprise from cop

A paramedic and his partner were called to check on an elderly woman who had fallen, and she said she would be fine if she drank a Big Red

By PoliceOne Staff

TYLER, Texas — A 76-year-old woman received a sweet surprise from a local beverage company after her story went viral.

CBS19.tv reported that a paramedic with East Texas Medical Center EMS and his partner were called to a welfare check involving the elderly woman who had fallen and been on the floor for an unknown amount of time.

After the paramedic helped get her up, he tried to convince her to get checked out at the hospital. However, she said "All I want is a Big Red to drink and I will be fine."

The woman finally agreed to go to the hospital after a sergeant with the police department told her that he would bring her a Big Red, a popular soda.

"I thought he was bluffing so that she would agree to go to the hospital," the paramedic wrote on Facebook. "I could hardly believe it when Sergeant Noble arrived minutes later at the hospital with an ice cold Big Red for her."

The officer made good on his promise while she was being treated at the hospital. In fact, he showed up with several cases of Big Red.

"Thanks to Sergeant Noble's kind gesture of a Big Red drink for the patient and more importantly he kept his word," the paramedic said.

The woman is back home recovering.


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