Police arrest angry hospital syringe thief
A Calhoun man was arrested over the weekend for stealing medical supplies from Glenwood Medical Center.
On August 25, 2013, a West Monroe Police officer was dispatched to the hospital in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a duty officer who stated that the suspect, David Touchet, was asked to leave the hospital after he became beligerent with medical staff before they were able to treat him. The officer reported that Touchet left the building but was soon after found in a secured area of the emergency room taking needles, syringes, and I.V. supplies.
The security guard stated that Touchet had not been admitted in the emergency room nor had he been escorted into the emergency area by medical personnel. He was seen by a nurse who had to stop his medical duties to confront him.
The officer made contact with Touchet and informed him of his rights per Miranda. Touchet stated that he understood his rights and admitted to reentering the hospital through a side door, but gained access to the emergency room area through a door that was opened.
Touchet was charged with simple burglary and interference with medical treatment.