Bob Carbajal of Houston, Texas served in the military for 22 years. Now the 62 year old veteran is retired.
Carbajal was having breakfast at Frank’s Grill when a woman began choking.
“I could hear him saying, ‘She stopped breathing. She’s not breathing,’” said Carbajal. “I said put her on her side.”
“I opened her mouth, and I stuck my finger way down there into her throat. And I could feel the mass. And it was just a matter of sticking my finger up there and plopping it out, landed right there on the floor,” said Carbajal.
The woman was then able to breathe and survived the ordeal. However, Carbajal was now the one facing adversity. He had placed his phone and wallet on the restaurant counter while he helped the woman.
During his rescue, his items were stolen. Like anyone, Carbajal was somewhat upset about losing his phone, and the $300 he had in his wallet to buy his grandkids Christmas presents, but that wasn’t the worst of it.
Also in his wallet was a photo of his late wife, who recently died of cancer, as a teenager. Carbajal said he carried that photo in his wallet through his 22 years of military service.
“They took the stuff and maybe just threw the wallet into a bayou or something, that picture is gone forever. That hurts.”
Police say 2 black females are suspected in the theft. According to ABC13 this is a description of the suspects:
One of the women was last seen wearing a white shirt with white and black pants. The other was wearing a tan button down shirt, with blue jeans and tan boots.