Police: drunk man threatened to kill paramedic
BATON ROUGE – A 32-year-old man was arrested after police say he was intoxicated and threatened to kill a paramedic Saturday.
According to arrest documents, LSU Police requested medical assistance for 32-year-old Micah West because he was intoxicated, confused and walking into traffic while carrying ‘a handle of Fireball’ whiskey.
Police say West was cooperative as EMS buckled him down onto a gurney and prepared to leave. While he was being transported, police say West unbuckled himself, grabbed a paramedic and repeatedly yelled, “I am going to f****** kill you!”
Arrest documents report that West’s actions forced the driver of the ambulance and pull off the road to request police assistance. West then kicked the driver three times before police arrived at the scene and handcuffed West to the gurney.
West continued to yell profanities at paramedics as he was transported to the hospital. Police say multiple people had to help strap West to a hospital bed. Police note that West’s blood alcohol content was registered at 0.298.
Neither paramedic required medical attention. Police say one paramedic’s right ankle was swollen and hurting.
West was charged with battery of emergency personnel.