Moviegoers, security guard help save man who had heart attack



TARENTUM, Pa. - A woman is thanking moviegoers and mall security for saving her husband’s life.

Christopher Mazurek is in the hospital recovering after his heart stopped twice.

“I thought my world was just going to fall apart,” said his wife, Jean Mazurek.

Jean Mazurek said the 44-year-old father of two girls was at Cinemark movie theater at Pittsburgh Mills Mall Saturday, where he had gone to see a movie.

“He came back from the restroom and he was coming up the aisle when he collapsed.  From that point, he doesn’t remember what happened,” she said.

Jean Mazurek said doctors told her Christopher Mazurek had heart disease and suffered a massive heart attack with 99 percent blockage of blood flow.

“It didn’t look well for a while,” said Jean Mazurek.

Frazier Township patrolman Aaron Scott arrived moments after the call.

“There were two civilians in there watching a movie who came out of the stands and start administering CPR to the gentleman,” said Scott.

Jean Mazurek thanks the mall security guard for using a portable defibrillator to get her husband’s heart beating again.

“They’re truly heroes to me, and if there were more people like that, it would be a better place,” said Jean Mazurek.

Christopher Mazurek will likely be in the Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital for several weeks, but he is expected to make a full recovery.