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Customer shocked to find man overdosed in a south end fast food drive-thru

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Courtesy James Baker Courtesy James Baker
Courtesy James Baker Courtesy James Baker

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Customers at a south Louisville fast food restaurant found a man who overdosed Thursday morning in the drive-thru lane.

"I have never seen anything like that firsthand," said James Baker, who said he was shocked when he made his usual stop for breakfast at the McDonald's on Third Street Road near New Cut Road.

"I was in the process of parking my truck, and I saw a couple of the McDonald's workers coming out to the drive through walking toward a truck that wasn't quite all the way up to the speaker," he said.

Baker decided to walk with the two female employees to make sure everything was OK when he saw a young man in the truck.

"They just opened the door, and the young gentleman was in the front seat convulsing and having seizures," he said.

Baker said the man was slumped over, his arm still tied off with a cable cord and a drug spoon in the floor of the cab.  He said they called 911 and turned off the engine of the truck. Baker said the driver woke up before emergency crews arrived.

"And he looked at us and started to apologize, myself and the McDonald's workers that were standing there, [and] said he had just fallen asleep," Baker said. "And I explained to the gentleman, 'No, you just overdosed and were almost dead here in the drive-thru at McDonald's. You're not going anywhere.' ... He was trying to get the vehicle started so he could leave."

Baker later posted photos on social media of the truck and its unconscious driver saying: "Wow!!! OD in the drive thru. This is sad. Could've killed innocent people if he made it bad to the street."

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