Man nearly chokes to death after mouthfuls of pork

03/04/2014 11:48 AM

03/04/2014 11:50 AM

A man had a close call after he entered a restaurant Monday night, began filling his mouth with cooked pork and choked, police said.

The 51-year-old man walked into the Carniceria el Guero at 524 W. 21st St. shortly after 8 p.m. and just started stuffing “handfuls of pork” into his mouth, Capt. Doug Nolte said. That’s just east of Arkansas northwest of downtown Wichita.

The man soon began to choke, Nolte said, and he required medical attention. He was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis for treatment.

Nolte said he did not know whether the man is homeless. Authorities are not sure why he simply walked into the restaurant and began eating the pork.

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