'Alcatraz' crew helps save woman in Bay Area

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The Alcatraz team got a scare Thursday that didn’t involve criminals haunting the city.

During a shoot in a residential area of San Francisco, a show producer knocked on someone’s door hoping to find the owner of a car that was in production’s way but instead met a girl who thought her mother was having a stroke. The Alcatraz security team then called an ambulance and found the girl’s mother, who had fainted. She was brought to the hospital, treated, and released.

SFgate.com spoke with the victim, Dr. Janice Zakin. “They were filming downstairs and I knew I had to move the car but I couldn’t get up,” Zakin told SFgate. “They saved my life,” she said.

Filming continued on the Alcatraz season finale Thursday in San Francisco, where the team shot an homage to a classic car chase through the streets of the city. Several streets were shut down while two stunt drivers filmed the scene, a rep for the show told EW.

The Alcatraz season finale will air March 26 on Fox.

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