State trooper saves man with Heimlich
A Connecticut state trooper saved a choking man's life in a Bridgeport restaurant Thursday night.
Employees at Vazzy's say they were shocked and unsure how to react when the victim started choking on his food.
Surveillance video shows a woman calling for help as the man started clutching at himself and struggling to breathe.
Trooper John List, 25, had just entered the restaurant to pick up his dinner. He performed the Heimlich maneuver and helped the victim regain his breath.
List says he knew what was wrong immediately when he saw the man's face.
"He was eating steak, so I don't know if it was lodged in his throat, but, yeah he couldn't really speak," List says. "I kind of put two and two together."
Workers say they plan to learn the Heimlich maneuver.