Michigan Man Dies At Polls, Comes Back To Life To Vote
By Sarah Medina Posted: 11/06/2012 7:24 pm EST Updated: 11/06/2012 7:35 pm EST
Sometimes the dead really do talk -- or in this case, vote.
According to the Detroit News, Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse in Southfield Township, Mich., was working on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when an elderly man next to him died.
"I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," Houston told the Detroit News. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."
Houston laid the unidentified victim on the floor.
"He was dead," Houston said. "He had no heartbeat and he wasn't breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes, he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife's name."
And the first question the man asked? "Did I vote?"
Houston and the victim's wife were astounded.
According to CBS, the man — who had a tracheotomy in his throat — took a few more breaths and then told his wife that there are only two things that are important to him: "That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do … vote."