Yup, if you’re shot in NY City, the police will check if you have any outstanding warrants. If you do, they handcuff you to your hospital bed for the duration of your stay. If doctors want to examine you, the police have to unlock you first.
Here’s a thought: Why not chain the prisoner to the bed? That way, they could move about while not being able to escape.
From Shooting Victim to Prisoner, Not an Uncommon Passage – NYTimes.com.