Good Samaritan ID'd after moving car, leaving note

3:10 PM, Mar 9, 2014   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Good Samaritan who helped a Minneapolis man after he had a seizure while driving is humbled by all of the attention he has received.

As earlier reported, Aaron Purmort was driving home in northeast Minneapolis when he suffered a seizure behind the wheel.

Officer Kyle Severson arrived at the scene and found Purmort behind the wheel of his car on New Brighton Boulevard with the car running and in gear, but stopped.

Severson was able to get into the car and put his foot on the brake. He stayed with Purmort until paramedics arrived.

When Purmort was taken by ambulance, Severson moved his car off the road so it wouldn't get towed. He then left a note and slid into Purmort's jacket pocket to let him know.

Severson will say that he was just doing his job, calling it the right thing to do.

"I didn't think this would be a big deal," he said. "I didn't think to sign the note. If I thought it was a big deal I would have spent more time on my penmanship."

Purmort had chemotherapy to treat his cancer on Friday, so he couldn't thank Severson in person, but he and his wife say they are extremely grateful for his kindness.

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