It's the usual job.
We are led into the police cell / magistrates court holding area / place in the supermarket where they keep shoplifters*
The patient is there, having collapsed with difficulty in breathing / chest pain / asthma attack / drug reaction / withdrawal / claustrophobic panic attack / catatonia*
My crewmate and I assess the patient, we try not to touch the walls of the cell because they are often…icky.
I notice that there is nothing wrong with the patient/ unusually something actually wrong with them*
I talk to the custody officer / police officer / security guard*
I tell them that, while there is nothing wrong with the patient, and it is likely a waste of everyone's time I'll take them to hospital.
The reason for this is to cover my back, just like they have in calling me. After all, a death in custody, while rare, is no fun for anyone.
So off we trot with the criminal / suspected criminal / illegal immigrant / drunk* in tow, in handcuffs and accompanied by an escort.
They'll be back in their police cell / magistrates court holding area* soon enough, but not before wasting everyone's time / money / patience / goodwill*
*Delete as applicable.
While I'm at it, can anyone recommend a cheap tele-convertor for my Nikon D40X? It doesn't have to be anything special, just so that I know it fits.