A New York City couple suffered an apparent drug overdose last night inside the New York subway system.
The couple was found lying lifeless on the subway stairs by a fellow passenger. But instead of getting help, the man pulled out his camera phone and started recording.
The man walked over to the couple and filmed them lying motionless. He then started playing with the lifeless couple, placing a napkin inside the woman's mouth and joking that she may have the "coronavirus."
New York City is facing a heroin and fentanyl epidemic.
The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) conducts routine overdose mortality surveillance by linking death certificates with toxicology findings from the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).
A 55% increase in the rate of a fatal drug overdose in NYC was observed from 2015 to 2017, resulting in the highest number of overdose deaths recorded since systematic reporting began in 2000.