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Man Allegedly Stole From Man During Heart Attack

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A man allegedly stole from a man who appears to be having a heart attack and the entire thing was caught on camera.

For Larry Lotter, it was a sudden and terrifying experience.

'I felt fine, and then all at once, I took a drink of my beer, and I felt a real sharp pain, like someone sticking an ice pick in my chest.' he said.

Larry hit the floor. Friends called 911, and quickly gathered around him to help. Bryan Kuegler, with the dark hair and solid white shirt also hovered, and appeared to be concerned. But the reality was far from it.

“As the EMT`s were getting ready to come in, is when he reached down and grabbed my wallet and stuck it in his pants,' he said.

'And then as the victim left the establishment, he went into the restroom, returned, threw the victim`s wallet on the floor,” said Madison County Sheriff’s Department Captain Mike Dixon.

But not before taking two $50 bills, and if that weren`t bad enough…

'He tried to buy the girl that Larry was with that day a drink with the money he took,' said Lovsey.

The heart attack was luckily a false alarm and thanks to the crystal clear surveillance, Lotter was quickly able to identify the suspect. He happened to put brakes on Kuegler`s car just over a month ago.

'He was trying to play Good Samaritan, then turned around and ripped the guy off at the same time. I was shocked. I couldn`t believe someone would do something like that,' he said.

Now, Kuegler is behind bars in Madison County, charged with felony theft from person. If convicted, he'll likely serve 2 to 5 years in prison.

'Rarely have I seen somebody literally steal from what they believe to be a dying man. It`s pretty pathetic,' Dixon said.

“That`s where he belongs. I hope he gets a long time out of it, honestly,' Dixon said.

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