An NYPD officer saved a man’s life by patching a gap knife wound with a potato chip bag and tape.
On July 7, Officer Rodney Kennedy was called to the scene in Harlem on reports of a stabbing.
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Upon arrival, a man who was lying on the sidewalk told him that the suspect had “held me in my lung.” Officer Kennedy immediately instructed one man to bring a bag of chips and tape from a nearby bodega and help two others lay on his back.
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Officer Kennedy quickly emptied the bag and taped the man’s wound to prevent air from filling his chest cavity.
“It’s the best I could do,” he told the paramedics, as they replaced the potato chip bag with a better seal.
According to the NYPD, the attending physician at Harlem Hospital said Officer Kennedy’s actions saved the victim’s life.