by Chinwe Okafor
This is a classic case of tables turning.
A handcuffed teenager being booked into jail helped save a cop’s life after the officer who was to put him in jail collapsed in front of him with a heart attack.
Apparently, the incident happened when Jamal Rutledge was being charged with criminal mischief and burglary.
The Officer in question, Franklin Foulks, fell to the ground in front of him and started clasping at his chest inside the jailhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
When Rutledge noticed the downed officer, he got up and kicked the fence, yelling for help.
But shortly after, the officer slides off his chair, hits his head on another next to him, then starts writhing around on the floor.
After Rutledge investigates, he kicks at the security gate and points towards Foulks with his chained hands while other officers rush in.
Some time later, emergency services arrived with the medical equipment needed to save him, cut off his shirt then use the defibrillator.
Rutledge and three officers involved in the rescue are now to be publicly commended for their actions at a meeting of the Fort Lauderdale City Commission later this month.
But will Rutledge still go to jail? We hope not.