A 37-year-old Vietnamese woman who was seen lying unconscious on the ground in Kaohsiung city later returned home thanks to police assistance.

On April 25, a passer-by called the police after the woman was seen lying unconscious on Zhongzheng 3rd Road, the Taiwan Times reported.

Officers from Jhongjheng 3rd Road Police Station of the Sinsing Precinct of the Kaohsiung City Police Department arrived at the scene, where the woman had regained consciousness but remained sitting on the ground, looking dazed.

Paramedics conducted preliminary checks on the woman, whom they thought had only suffered from a temporary lack of consciousness, or ‘syncope’. She refused to be sent to hospital for a check-up as she wanted to return to her brother’s breakfast shop.

A female officer on the scene was concerned for the woman’s welfare and insisted on giving her a ride.

When the brother saw his sister arrive in a police vehicle, he was at first shocked but soon relieved to learn that the officers simply wanted to help her get home safely.

It was only at this point that the police officers learned that the woman suffered from epilepsy. The brother was reportedly grateful for the kindness the officers showed in looking after his sister.