The couple had taken a dose of heroin in the bathroom of a drugstore, then decided to try to make it to the bus. Before it could arrive, they both began overdosing and collapsed. Ron Hiers was sprawled backward on a bus bench, his wife, Carla, nearby on her knees with her face planted on the sidewalk.
Then the moment came that actually saved their lives, but they couldn’t immediately know it. A man began streaming the scene on Facebook as it happened on Oct. 3, 2016. At various points, you can hear him laughing.