Why Did Van Hauser Keep Saying "They Cut My Vest"
...as he's being put in the ambulance?share
He was in shock so I guess he was trying to focus on something other than the knife in his head. Or he was delusional and not really knowing what he was saying, probably had brain damage.share
Sounded to me like he was in shock (literally and figuratively) and mostly disgust/embarassment that a criminal basically disrespected him and ran roughshot over him with nothing he could do to stop it.
The way he said those words sounded like he had lost his manhood and pride in a way.
Because the EMTs/Paramedics couldn't slip his vest off over his head due to the knife protruding from his head, so they had to cut it off. This is SOP for EMS, pretty much.share
The department would have deducted replacement cost for the vest from his next salary check, hanashare
It was only the carrier, not the soft armor. Not too expensive to replace. It was to me a shock thing, he fact that the body armor is the last line of protection and now he was being stripped of it in a way.share