County commissioner's campaign call turns into Crestview house call

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 08:58 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Carmen Johnson, a quadriplegic with limited use of her upper body, says she's glad that County Commissioner Don Amunds was "in the right place at the right time," as he says, Thursday.

A muscle spasm left Johnson's upper body draped forward over her lap. She was hanging with blood rushing to her head for 30 minutes, crying, when Amunds — dropping off a campaign sign for her — showed up.

When he rang the doorbell, Johnson screamed for him to come help her.

Amunds, unsure of what he would find, called for EMS and police before he went into the house.

He came in and, despite five dogs that he said were in “protective mode,” was able to get to Johnson and help her sit up.

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