We hate to say it but get ready to feel just a little disappointed in humanity. Earlier this week Courtland Garner shared a Facebook live video of an older American couple passed out on a footpath after a drug overdose. But rather than calling for help, the now-viral clip shows bystanders taking photos and laughing at the incapacitated husband and wife.
While Garner tells WREG that someone had called the paramedics, no help arrives during the video (which lasts nearly ten minutes) and, what’s sadder, the crowd seem more entertained by the whole ordeal than concerned.
Garner then defends his actions, telling WREG, "What they were doing was children things. It was a spectacle. It made me laugh. They can help themselves.” Er, yes, he actually said that.
He then went on to say that sharing the video would help young people realise the risks associated with taking drugs, “I know for a fact all the kids are on social media, and when kids see that video, you know what they are going to say? I don’t want to look stupid like that I don’t want to do those drugs.”
Granted, although the video may help with drug prevention, Garner’s heartless behaviour and ‘They out here fucked up!!’ caption has commenters condemning his ‘disgusting’ actions.
The couple were later revived by the fire department before being taken to hospital, WREG reports. Police suspect Carla Hiers and her husband ‘snorted some heroin’ in a local retail outlet prior to the video, but it is still unclear how they ended up on the side of the road. Hiers was later taken into custody as a warrant had been issued for her arrest prior to the incident.