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The FDNY Mailed a Bill to ‘Unknown Asian’

How the hell did this happen? How

When the female patient was transported at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 1 for a “drug or intoxication” issue, she could not be identified by name but a person accompanying them said the patient lived in a New School dorm so the EMS workers filled out the form with “unknown” for the first name and “Asian” for the last name, the source said.

The form was processed and sent to a fire department billing contractor, which then sent out the oddly-addressed bill.

“It’s a clerical or administration error that the bill was sent out,” the source said.

Hmmm. We kind of feel like the error here is that EMS assumed that an Asian person's last name was Asian.

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