A pervert reportedly faked cardiac arrest, just so he could get a little handsy with an EMT.
The incident, which took place in the Bronx on Thursday, involved Aaron Cervantes Mejia and a 32-year-old female FDNY EMT.
"Inappropriate and disgusting," says angry @fdny EMS Chief. Female EMT groped at the scene of a 4-alarm fire in the Bronx. The medic ran over to render aid to a man who appeared to have collapsed. Instead, the 52-year old assaulted her. Suspect quickly arrested, charges pending. pic.twitter.com/bO85wEyWJF— Marcus Solis (@MarcusSolis7) January 28, 2021
Emergency crews were working a three-alarm fire at the time of the incident.
Mejia collapsed to the ground after spotting the EMT, prompting the medical professional to step in and provide aid.
“As she approached, she was assaulted, inappropriately grabbed and held,” said Lillian Bonsignore, Chief of EMS. “It required the help of one of our co-workers to try to help her break out of the situation.”
According to the New York Post, Mejia was arrested shortly after and charged with forcible touching and sex abuse.
Local union heads were furious.
“Yesterday, a cop was shot; today, an EMT sexually assaulted, basically raped while on duty,” said Oren Barzilay, the president of FDNY EMS Local 2507. “We are thankful her colleagues were there to assist her and take her away from harm.”
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