Posted Aug 20, 2020/Updated Aug 24, 2020
By Sarah Smith
Maybe if she hadn’t heard the man cough, Paula Parker would still be able to sleep.
She’d been at the convenience store next to the Valero one morning in late May, reaching for a Coke when she heard the cough and saw a woman who had been in line run out the door. Parker dropped the Coke and sprinted after her. She thought there was a robbery.