PORTLAND, Ore. Aug 30 2012– Local lifeguards are being honored for their bravery, after their heroic efforts saved a 13-year-old girl who drowned in a Portland city swimming pool.
It was back in July when they pulled the girl from the bottom of the pool — and saved her life on the spot.
This group of 17- and 18-year-olds became life savers that day. And for that they received a well-deserved standing ovation Tuesday morning, at Wilson Pool in southeast Portland.
Portland’s Aquatics Director Nancy Roth calls the staff at Portland’s Wilson Pool “heroic” — acting “above and beyond.”
That heroic act happened on a picture-perfect Portland day: 80 degrees Fahrenheit, blue skies. The Wilson Pool was crowded on July 19th, when lifeguard William Meier spotted something 12 feet under.
“I kinda saw something by the bottom by the diving board,” said lifeguard Garrett Wyman. “And then I heard a little girl say, ‘My sister’s at the bottom of the pool!’”
The 13-year-old girl at the bottom of the pool had been adopted from China just weeks before.
Immediately the 17-year-old says he blew his whistle and jumped in.
“I had a little trouble getting to her,” Wyman told KOIN, “because she was literally laying on the bottom of the pool so its like 12 feet.”
He pulled her to the top, laid her on his float and tilted her head back to open her airway.
“The second I hit the water, adrenaline pumping,” he said, “I just kind of went through the steps and I knew what to do.”
Wyman was doing rescue breaths in the water. He put the backboard in and pulled her up, basically extricating her in the pool. That’s when four other lifeguards jumped in to get the girl onto the pool deck.
“As soon as she started breathing,” said one of the lifeguards, William Meier, “it was relieving to know she was conscious again.”
EMTs say the lifeguards’ speed played a role in her survival: “They said the oxygen levels in her blood were pretty high,” Meier said.
As for Wyman, who blew that first whistle, “I’m glad she’s alive. I’m really glad I knew what to do.”
“I’m glad I can rely on everyone that I work with,” he told KOIN. “It’s nice to call for help, and turn around, and help’s already there.”
PHOENIX AZ Aug 30 2012 - Police have arrested a Phoenix teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The teenager’s mom has also been arrested for knowingly allowing her daughter to be in the relationship, police said.
Phoenix police said they were contacted by school officials at Paradise Valley High School on Thursday about a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher.
During the investigation, police learned Jordan Doneskey, 26, had been in a relationship with the teen for several months.
“It’s kind of surprising cause he didn’t seem like he’d do anything like that, he seemed like a good teacher too, we had a sub today and I just thought he was sick or something, I didn’t know,” said sophomore Tyler Vandenheuval.
“I mean I think that’s sad, I mean I don’t think people should be doing that kind of thing. Especially from a teacher to a student,” said sophomore Ernesto Rocha.
Police also learned the girl’s mother had allowed her daughter to have a sexual relationship with Doneskey at her home. According to the police report, the mother knew since April and that both her daughter and the teacher told her their relationship was sexual in nature.
Police said the mother has had an extensive employment history with Child Protective Services and as a social worker had an obligation to report the relationship.
Police said Doneskey admitted his involvement and was booked into jail on one charge of sexual conduct with a minor. The girl’s mother was charged with child abuse and failure to report.
Donesky was arrested at home Thursday night.
“I just saw seven cops come up and my neighbor walk out in handcuffs,” said his next-door neighbor, Kendra Hamilton.
The name of the victim’s 49-year-old mother is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
Doneskey has been placed on administrative leave. He’s an English and journalism teacher at the school.
Paradise Valley School District released the following statement on Friday afternoon.
“The administration of Paradise Valley High School called Phoenix Police yesterday, Aug. 23, after a member of the school community expressed concern that teacher Jordan P. Doneskey was having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student at PVHS. Phoenix police arrested Doneskey last night, and also arrested the student’s mother, whom they report was aware of the relationship and approved of it.
“Doneskey was hired at PVHS in August 2009, possessed a valid fingerprint card from DPS, and has no disciplinary actions on his personnel record with the district. There is no indication at this time that he had relationships with any other students during his tenure at PVHS.
“Upon Doneskey’s arrest the Paradise Valley School District contacted the Arizona Department of Public Safety to invalidate his fingerprint clearance card, without which Doneskey cannot return to the classroom. Doneskey has been placed on paid leave, as required by state law (ARS 15-549, Compulsory leaves of absence for criminal charges, continued salary).”
The man was wearing a military-style “Ghillie suit” consisting of strips of camouflage fabric and was standing in the right-hand lane of a highway south of Kalispell on Sunday night when he was hit by the first car, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. A second car hit the man as he lay in the roadway, authorities said.
Flathead County officials identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell. Trooper Jim Schneider said his motives were ascertained during interviews with friends, and alcohol may have been a factor but investigators were awaiting tests.
“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake newspaper on Monday. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”
Ghillie suits are a type of full-body clothing made to resemble heavy foliage and used to camouflage military snipers.
“He probably would not have been very easy to see at all,” Schneider told KECI-TV.
Tenley was struck by vehicles driven by two girls, ages 15 and 17, who were unable to stop in time, authorities said.
PORTLAND OR Aug 30 2012– A Portland doctor was indicted by a grand jury on one count of manslaughter Tuesday for the late-night surgery that resulted in a friend’s death.
Dr. Soraya Abbassian began performing surgery on a 59-year-old employee and friend at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 15, according to the Oregon Medical Board. There was no support staff present at Abbassian’s Northeast Portland clinic at the time.
There were complications soon after Abbassian injected a local anesthetic into the woman’s skin, near her abdomen.
The patient complained of chest pains and shortness of breath before having a seizure and becoming unresponsive. Abbassian attempted to revive the patient “and administered about 15 chest compressions and then called 911,” according to the OMB’s order of emergency suspension for the doctor’s license.
Abbassian hired well-known Portland criminal defense lawyer Stephen Houze to represent her. Houze also represents Terri Horman in the cases against her related to the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman.
Emergency crews responding to the scene found the patient unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse. They said no CPR was being performed when they arrived. The patient was transported by ambulance to Portland Adventist Medical Center. She was maintained on life support until she was pronounced dead on the morning of Dec. 19.
The board determined Abbassian had not conducted a sufficient evaluation before the procedure began.
On Dec. 22, Abbassian told a board member she often performs dermatological procedures without support staff on site, the report said. She did not have an emergency “crash cart” on the premises.
She also told the board member she would call emergency services to her clinic “about six times a year,” the report showed.
Abbassian’s trial has been scheduled to begin on October 18.
Akron OH Aug 30 2012 An education assistant at Hyre Middle School has been arrested on charges of raping two children.
D’Juan Shields, 40, was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail on Tuesday. He is charged by Akron police with two counts of rape of a child under 13 and three counts of gross sexual imposition.
Police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards said the accusers are not students at Hyre.
The girls, who were 10 and 7 at the time of the alleged offenses, are the children of an acquaintance of Shields, Edwards said.
The offenses occurred, according to police, from December to April inside a Niagara Avenue home in Akron. The allegations were recently reported to police, Edwards said.
An attorney for Shields could not be immediately identified.
Akron Public Schools officials said Tuesday that Shields has been suspended from his position as an education assistant pending the outcome of the criminal case. He has worked for the district since 2006.
Shields faces a life sentence in prison, if convicted of the rape charges. Shields is scheduled to appear today in Akron Municipal Court for an initial hearing
STOCKTON CA Aug 30 2012 - Police twice subdued the suspect in an armed robbery who tried to flee from officers during a morning car chase Tuesday and again at a hospital hours later, officials said.
Ivon Lamont Walker, 41, held up the Jack in the Box at Pacific Avenue and Harding Way about 7:30 a.m. before he and his accomplice fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Stockton Police Department.
The pair’s white Ford Explorer was found by officers near Sutter and Magnolia streets about 9 a.m. and a pursuit began, said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the department.
The chase ended at Center and Clay streets when authorities moved into the Ford’s path and collided with it, Silva said.
Walker and his driver, identified by police as Roberta Collazo, 27, were being interrogated separately by police when he complained of pain. Officers took the handcuffed suspect to San Joaquin General Hospital for observation.
When police removed restraints so Walker could receive X-rays, he ran from the room toward the main lobby, police said.
A witness said she heard Walker fall as police and security guards were on his back.
“It was like a movie,” said Aja Smith, who was at the hospital with a family member. “I heard people running, and then the guy said ‘Whoa’ as he went down and was kicking the cops.” Walker was checked by a doctor, who cleared him to head to the San Joaquin County Jail, Silva said.
Investigators said they also suspect Walker is responsible for a stabbing in the 200 block of East Park Street on Thursday afternoon.
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WINTER GARDEN, Fla.Aug 30 2012 - A former Orange County high school teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Andrew Parker Flavell, 29, who taught at West Orange High School but resigned in May, was arrested by Winter Garden police on a charge of lewd or lascivious battery.
According to an arrest affidavit, the girl’s parents contacted police on Monday to discuss her relationship with Flavell, who previously disclosed to authorities that he had kissed the teen.
The girl’s father said Flavell continued to contact his daughter, who admitted to having sex with Flavell about 25 times, the arrest report stated. The girl said the sex occurred at her home and Flavell’s home, according to the report.
Flavell also sent sexually explicit text messages to the teen. He had been teaching biology at West Orange High for 9 months, according to Orange County Public Schools.
Flavell was arrested and said he wanted an attorney present when detectives attempted to interview him, according to police.
Staunton, VA Aug 30 2012 - Less than a year after an embezzlement case happened at R. E. Lee High School, another embezzlement investigation occurred at a different Staunton school. One arrest was made.
The Staunton Police Department took a report for embezzlement of funds from the A.R. Ware Parents and Teachers organization.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Donna M. Tinsley, 40, of Staunton on one count of felony embezzlement. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
On Monday, Staunton City Schools promptly notified the Staunton City Police Department of possible irregularities with funds collected by the Ware Elementary School Parent and Teacher (PAT) organization for a fundraiser held last school year. The Staunton Police Department immediately followed up on the report.
The district staff has been in contact with the Police Department and will continue to provide requested information and assistance as the investigation ensues. The district staff also plans to work closely with the PAT at Ware Elementary School and other schools to help ensure that they implement additional safeguards to protect funds donated or paid to the organization.
“While PATs are separate organizations and not under the supervision of the school division, our parents and our community trust that all monies associated with our schools are handled appropriately,” Linda Reviea, superintendent, said. “I am committed to doing all that we can to help the Ware Elementary School PAT through this difficult situation and assist its members as they move forward.”
The families contend in the lawsuits that employees of Bartlett Grain Co., including current president Bob Knief, disregarded the safety and health of the workers.
An explosion in October 2011 killed four Bartlett employees and two grain inspectors. The lawsuits were filed Monday by families of the Bartlett employees.
Investigators determined the explosion was an accident but federal safety officials accused Bartlett of willfully ignoring workplace rules. Officials proposed $406,000 in fines against Bartlett.
The Kansas City Star reports the company has vowed to fight the fines. It issued a statement Tuesday saying employees acted appropriately and reasonably before the explosion.
Phoenix AZ Aug 30 2012 The two north Phoenix women found dead of a suspected murder-suicide fought like cats and dogs, a neighbor said.
Phoenix police found Dallas Augustine, 32, and Jessie McCaskill, 50, Monday night dead of gunshot wounds in the family room of their rental home in the 16000 block of 11th Place. A relative of McCaskill’s called police for a welfare check after the woman was last seen on Thursday.
Augustine, who worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Florence, was suspected of shooting McCaskill before killing herself, Sgt. Trent Crump said in a Tuesday news conference. Crump would only say that the weapon used was a handgun, which was recovered from the scene.
The two women have been in a relationship for eight years, Crump said. Interviews with family and friends indicated there were “problems in their relationship,” police said.
Philip Allen, who lives next door to the two women, said the two had loud fights, three to four times a month.
“They fought pretty hard and screamed at each other,” said Allen, 65, who knew the two for about two years. “Sometimes you’ll be inside your house and you can hear them, hear something break once in a while.”
Allen said when the two were outside, they were “nice and easy-going.”
Allen said he didn’t know what the two would argue about and didn’t recall seeing physical injury on either of the women. He doesn’t recalled police ever coming to the house until Monday evening.
He said he heard the two “yelling and screaming at each other” last Wednesday or Thursday but didn’t pay attention to it.
He said the women’s two dogs barked incessantly over the weekend, which was unusual but Augustine’s black Dodge Ram truck was parked in the driveway so that alleviated his concerns.
“They were nice neighbors as far as I was concerned,” Allen said.
The Associated Press reported that Augustine was the daughter of a murdered former Nevada state lawmaker.
Police said it appeared that one of the two women was packing her belongings to leave.
Allen, however, said the lease on the home was up and that both women were moving out to be closer to their jobs.
Augustine’s mother, Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, died in her Reno home in 2006. Her husband, Chaz Higgs, was later convicted of murdering her by injecting her with a paralytic drug, according to news accounts.
Authorities say Joshua Shelton has been charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing.
The sheriff’s office says the owner of a farm on East Line Road in Delmar told a deputy early Saturday that the power had been turned off in three poultry houses, which deprived the chickens of food, water and cooling fans.
Shelton was found lying in the power control shed. Authorities say he was wearing a T-shirt and boxer shorts and smelled of alcohol.
The sheriff’s office says the deputy determined that Shelton had turned off the circuit breakers that controlled electricity to the poultry houses.
The incident happened Tuesday at the Vizcaya station near Southwest 32nd Road and First Avenue. Crews said the officer was boarding a southbound train when his foot got trapped in a gap between the train and the platform.
All incoming trains were rerouted to the another track, while rescuers freed him.
The trains are now back up and running on their normal tracks.
The security officer escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
NASHVILLE, TN Aug 30 2012
Police are searching for a man who pepper-sprayed and robbed a Brinks armored car guard at about noon Tuesday at a Regions Bank branch in south Nashville.
The incident occurred at the Regions located at 4056 Nolensville Rd. near Harding Place.
Police said the suspect approached the guard as he was moving money on a dolly toward the bank and pepper-sprayed him in the face.
The suspect then fled the scene with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money.
Police describe the suspect as a white man who is approximately 6′ tall and 200 pounds. They said he covered his face with some sort of plastic or latex to conceal his identity.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 232-7500 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
FORT WRIGHT KY Aug 30 2012— Visitors may notice something new outside the Kenton County School District office on Eaton Drive: an armed security guard.
He’s not there to protect against threats of violence, but to protect the personal information of students and school staff, according to Kim Banta, assistant superintendent of community engagement for Kenton County schools.
She said the protective action was taken after the Aug. 6 board meeting, when a parent showed photos taken inside the building.
Banta said district administrators were “disturbed” by the photos.
“We were worried because we have extremely personal information here,” said Banta. “Believe me, I do not think for one moment that someone would come in here with the intention of harming anyone, but it’s our responsibility to keep people from accessing private information.”
Fort Wright Police Chief Dan Kreinest said no threats of violence against the Kenton County School District office have been reported recently.
Banta said the guard is a temporary measure until the district can go through a bid process and have security cameras installed, hopefully before the end of October.
Kenton County School District Treasurer Kelley Gamble said the organization contracted with PLS Protective Services of Cincinnati for a guard eight hours a day during weekdays at a rate of $20.75 per hour, paid from “costs for central office and building operations.”
Gamble said the district has not yet been billed, and there is no set date for the contract’s end, but acknowledged it’s a temporary situation.
Three people are charged with having fake documents after a raid at a south Charlotte business.
Tuesday, investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicle searched La Popular Market on South Boulevard.
They said they found license plates, title documents and receipts that were being sold illegally.
Investigators arrested the store’s owner, Felipe De Jesus Chavez.
The investigators raided another business and a home, arresting two more people.
Cedar Park TX Aug 30 2012 Police arrested five more people Tuesday in connection with the shooting that injured four people last week at the Cedar Park Wal-Mart parking lot, officials said.
Leland McGlocklin, 23, and Austin Morita, 17, have been arrested on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges, police said.
Morita also has been charged with carrying a prohibited weapon, they said.
Officials said last week that McGlocklin was injured in the fight and was hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Police also arrested Anthony Vaughan, 19, and Joseph Howell, 22, on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges, the statement said.
Ashton Warth, 19, also has been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, it said.
All five were booked into the Williamson County Jail with bail set between $10,000 and $100,000, the statement said.
Last week, Soloman Onwukaife, 18, of Cedar Park, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His bail was set at $80,000.
According to his arrest records, Onwukaife told police that he shot a .38 caliber handgun six times about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 201 Walton Way, police have said.
One of the bullets struck Cody McGrath, 18, of Cedar Park in the right shoulder, the warrant said. Shayne Davis, 19, of Leander also was injured in the fight.
Cedar Park Police Chief Henry Fluck said Tuesday that the group had moved to the Wal-Mart parking lot from another location to settle a dispute.
“By settling their disagreement, they armed themselves and came there with the intent to fight,” Fluck said.
He said McGlocklin used a metal pipe to hit Onwukaife and that Morita fought Onwukaife with brass knuckles — an illegal weapon.
A fourth person, Zach Gietl, 19, who was treated and released from the hospital, said the dispute happened after a man choked a woman at a party and a group of people agreed to fight at the parking lot at Wal-Mart.
The case is still under investigation, Fluck said
William Wyatt, 34, was arrested after a months-long investigation into allegations that he raped a former Reedley police officer when she was incapacitated.
Wyatt was booked into Fresno County Jail at 6:45 p.m. on a charge of rape when the victim is unconscious of the nature of the act. He bailed out within two hours, according to jail records.
Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesman Chris Curtice said the District Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Wyatt before Wyatt arranged through his attorney to turn himself in.
Wyatt has been on paid administrative leave from the Fresno Police Department since Jan. 20
Chalfont PA Aug 30 2012 A Chalfont Police officer was in custody Tuesday night after police say he lied about a shooting at a swim club in Bucks County the morning before.
“He put an awful lot of people to an awful lot — ultimately the taxpayers — to an awful lot of offense,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler.
Officer Jon Cousin told police he pulled over a vehicle that “looked suspicious” in the parking lot of the Lenape Valley Swim Club on Monday around 3:15 a.m.
Cousin told police there were two men and one woman inside the car. He then claimed the driver of the vehicle jumped out and rushed toward him while a passenger also got out and fired a shot at him.
Cousin, a three-year veteran of the force, told police radio that he was “hit in the chest, I think my vest stopped it, get a medic here,” according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by NBC10.
Police began to search for the alleged suspects as well as the alleged getaway vehicle — a maroon Cutlass. It turns out however that those suspects and that car were allegedly made up.
“We’re here tonight to inform you the shooting was a hoax,” said Heckler at a press conference Tuesday night.
Heckler said investigators were suspicious when they found no gravel disturbance where the so-called suspects’ vehicle would have driven away from the scene. They also say they only found casings from Cousin’s police gun at the scene and no other casings, despite Cousin’s claim that the suspect fired at him.
Investigators say the way the bullet struck the vest indicated that it was shot at close range and that Cousin should have therefore suffered bruises. Finally, investigators say the slug embedded into Officer Cousin’s vest came from a .380 pistol, the type of gun that Cousin legally purchased two years to the date of this shooting.
Investigators believe Cousin fired three shots in the air at the swim club on Monday. They also believe he fired his own personal gun at his own vest at some other time at a different location.
Police say they did not go to Cousin’s home to take him into custody. Instead they called him to a location to pick up his belongings. When Cousin arrived, they arrested him.
A judge arraigned Cousin late Tuesday night on making a false report, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, possessing an instrument of crime and related charges, according to court records.
Cousin was sent to county jail unable to post 10 percent of $150,000 bail.
Heckler said he wants a psychiatric evaluation performed on Cousin.
GunCrisis.org, a website which covers violent crime in Philadelphia, posted what they claim to be the shortened version of scanner audio the officer reporting the allegedly fake shooting to a dispatcher on Monday.
William Backus Hospital security spotted a distraught man in a vehicle in the parking lot at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and tried to get him to enter the hospital.
Police were called after hospital staff failed to get him to exit the car.
Police brought the man’s mother to help defuse the situation.
Police said the man then drove his vehicle at his mother and at the officer. The car mirror struck the officer, who shot the suspect.
The motorist and officer, who were not identified, were treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
DETROIT MI Aug 30 2012 - Henry Ford Hospital Security says they nabbed a suspect in a robbery near the hospital Wednesday morning in Detroit. It happened near the northwest corner of the hospital campus at Pallister and Poe.
Officials said a female employee was robbed at gunpoint but wasn’t hurt.
Detroiter Malik Ali said he was working on a house a block away when he had a dangerous encounter with the suspect.
“I looked up and I seen the guy had a gun, getting ready to jump into the yard. So, at that point I drew mine and he looked at me, through it over, saw I was serious I guess and he took off and went the other way,” Ali told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Vickie Thomas. ”I’m glad he didn’t do it. I’m glad he didn’t point that heater at me, too, because we’d be doing a different story today.”
The suspect was arrested a short time later, hiding in bushes.
Ali said the gunman appeared to be in his 20s. His name has not been released.
Des Moines IA Aug 30 2012 Two teenagers were arrested Monday after they reportedly used stolen credit cards to purchase more than $1,300 worth of merchandise at Jordan Creek Town Center.
Police responded to the shopping center at about 4:30 p.m. Monday where mall security officers were chasing a group of individuals believed to be using stolen credit cards to make purchases, according to a West Des Moines police report.
One of the suspects, 17-year-old Daevone Brown, was arrested outside of On the Border restaurant. Other suspects with Brown managed to leave the mall in a white Chevy Tahoe but were pulled over a short time later in the 6700 block of Stagecoach Drive, police said.
Police said they found a silver .380 caliber handgun in the vehicle which was seized along with clothing items that had been purchased with the stolen credit cards. The suspects reportedly tried to make purchases at Finish Line, Journey’s and the Nike Store.
A clerk from Finish Line identified one of the people in the Tahoe, 18-year-old Andrew Buchanan, as the other individual who had made purchases with the stolen credit cards, according to a police report.
Buchanan was placed under arrest and another person in the vehicle was allowed to leave, police said.
Brown, who police was wanted for several outstanding warrants, admitted the firearm was his. He was charged with credit card fraud, a Class D felony; carrying weapons, aggravated misdemeanor; possession of a prescription medication, a serious misdemeanor; and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. He was transported to Myer Hall.
Buchanan was charged with credit card fraud and was transported to the Dallas County Jail.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.Aug 30 2012- An elderly woman was killed after she took a nasty spill down an escalator at a local grocery store.
Officers were called to the Harris Teeter on West End Boulevard just after 4 p.m. Wednesday after 83-year-old Martha Short fell. According to police as Short was leaving the store and going to the lower parking garage, her cart rolled forward causing her to fall to the bottom of the escalator.
“All of the sudden she started heading to the wrong escalator that is not for the carts and everyone in Starbucks saw it start to happen and everybody kind of gasped for air and all of a sudden the cart started going down,” said Katie Wells, who witnessed the accident.
Wells rushed to her side and dialed 911.
“I was just on the phone and with the dispatcher and they were walking me through ways to check and see if she was still breathing,” said Wells.
Short was transported to a local hospital in serious condition and later died.
Harris Teeter released this statement in regards to the incident:
“Harris Teeter deeply regrets the incident that took place at its Belle Meade store and would like to express its condolences to family and friends also affected. We work very hard to maintain a safe store environment for both our customers and our associates, and the news of what happened today is extremely upsetting. The company has launched an internal investigation,”