Clarendon Hills man admits abusing paramedic

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Clarendon Hills man admits abusing paramedic. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A man who apparently jumped from a moving Metra passenger train in February after missing his stop in Clarendon Hills pleaded guilty Monday to verbally abusing and spitting on a paramedic attempting to treat ...

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Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Why is it called "abusing" the paramedic? Why doesn't it say "battery of paramedic" like it actually is? Oh, I forgot, public servants are never battered...more BS.

Since: Oct 07

New Lenox, Illinois

#4 Apr 28, 2008
Dollars to donuts these two losers are gonna sue Metra.

Jersey City, NJ

#6 Apr 28, 2008
What a classy pair of motel residents. I'm guessing the body brace is due to jumping off the train, altho the article doesn't specify.

Villa Park, IL

#7 Apr 28, 2008
Eventually, no one will want to gave a job in public service and/or healthcare. Those who work as medics, nurses and physicians (specifically in the ER) are subjected to verbal and physicial threats everyday. Then you're afraid that some kook is going to come back with a gun.
I wish this guy would have gotten more time. He obviously needs some kind of help.
Another lawyer

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 28, 2008
JPridesagain wrote:
Why is it called "abusing" the paramedic? Why doesn't it say "battery of paramedic" like it actually is? Oh, I forgot, public servants are never battered...more BS.

Look p the definition of abuse and battery when applied to such conduct. Then come back and post again...
Not a Cougar

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 28, 2008
He would not have tried such behavior if the paramedics were accompanied by a cougar.

Once again, is there ANY problems that cougars cannot help solve?

Winnetka, IL

#10 Apr 28, 2008
If there is a lesson to be learned from this whole thing, you just can't fake stupid. No matter how hard people try, they will never cease to amaze me.

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