Jan. 13–A 72-year-old man has been charged with trying to sexually assault a Chicago Fire Department paramedic who was taking him to a hospital after he crashed his car on the South Side Wednesday night, officials said.
Roy U. Hall struck a pole in the 3300 block of South King Drive about 9:30 p.m. and an ambulance was called, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. While on the way to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Hall tried to assault the paramedic, a 36-year-old woman, he said.
When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, Hall was restrained by security and the paramedic was treated for minor injuries, Langford said.
“We’re very concerned. Our paramedics are trying to help people,” he said.
Hall, of the 7700 block of South Calumet Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery of a protected employee and attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse causing bodily harm, police said.
He was due in bond court Friday.
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