Thursday, April 16, 2015

Man who refused to leave hospital after being denied an enema arrested

A 35-year-old Florida man was arrested after police say he refused to leave a hospital where he was denied an enema.

Fort Pierce police took Joseph Williams to the St. Lucie County jail following the April 5 incident at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, according to records.

At about 10:05pm police went to the hospital after a report of a person who wouldn’t leave the emergency room. Officers found Williams lying on the ground outside. “His nurse explained that he came into the ER requesting an enema,” an affidavit states.

Meanwhile, doctors had evaluated Williams and discharged him, determining he didn’t need an enema. He was told to leave but refused. Police arrested Williams, of Fort Pierce, on outstanding warrants related to failing to appear in court.

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