Man who left angry note for EMS crew ‘disgusted with himself’

Hassan Shabbir left the note while paramedics treated a dying man, telling crews not to park their "van in a stupid place and block" his driveway

By FireRescue1 Staff

BIRMINGHAM, England —A man who left an angry note on an ambulance that was blocking his driveway while paramedics were treating a dying man said he is “disgusted with himself.”

Independent reported that Hassan Shabbir’s note, which read “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive,” was left on an ambulance while paramedics treated a dying man.

“What I did is monstrous, but I am not a monster," Shabbir said. "There is no justification for what I did."

The note went viral after paramedic Tasha Starkey tweeted a photo of it, saying “Crew alerted to an extremely poorly patient to hospital … minimal scene time, arrive at hospital to find this note … this patient was TIME-CRITICAL.”

Shabbir said his anger got the best of him and he got a “rush of blood to the head” because he needed to get to an appointment on time. He apologized to the man’s family and said he has a lot of respect for first responders.


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