Patient Charged with Grabbing Medics' Testicles
Jan. 24--A man being taken to a hospital early Tuesday fought with two Allentown paramedics, squeezing their testicles as they tried to hold him down in the back of the ambulance, according to court records.
Aldawna Chambers, 27, of New York also bit one of the paramedics during the ride to the St. Luke's Hospital emergency room and damaged the ambulance, police said.
Police did not say why he was being taken to the hospital.
Chambers, of St. Albans in Queens, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment and one count of criminal mischief. He was arraigned by District Judge Karen Devine and sent to Lehigh County Prison under $25,000 bail.
According to a criminal complaint:
Allentown police were dispatched at 4:19 a.m. to an apartment at 2127 S. Ninth St. to help paramedics with a combative patient. An officer arrived and saw the paramedics holding Chambers down.
The officer handcuffed Chambers after a struggle, saying he refused to listen to his commands.
Even after Chambers was handcuffed and strapped to the ambulance bed, he continued to yell and tried to free his hands. Both paramedics said Chambers grabbed their testicles "with a strong grip" as they attempted to hold him down.
One of the paramedics said Chambers bit him on his forearm, which bled. Chambers ripped molding off the cabinets and counters of the ambulance.
When he arrived at the St. Luke's emergency room, Chambers continued to resist and tried to bite personnel.
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