Giants pitcher charged with lewdness in hospital incident
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- July 10, 2013 - 3:15 PM
Well, this is an interesting story out of Las Vegas:
San Francisco Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin has been charged with lewdness after police say he touched the breast of a woman on a gurney at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year.
Gaudin, 30, was arrested by Las Vegas police on Jan. 27, although the arrest was not publicized. The Clark County District Attorney’s office charged Gaudin with open and gross lewdness, a gross misdemeanor, earlier this month.
According to police, Gaudin was drunk about 4:30 a.m. when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, three miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.
The woman told police she was lying on a gurney in the emergency room lobby when Gaudin appeared, told her “she was gorgeous” and touched her face and breast, she said.
A witness heard Gaudin say, “I will take care of you, don’t worry about them,” to the woman and then saw him touch her face, leg and breast, according to a police report.
A paramedic also saw the incident and told Gaudin to stay away from the woman, but Gaudin refused. Hospital security held Gaudin down until police arrived.
“Gaudin was still yelling and using profanity,” when police arrived, the arresting officer wrote in his report.
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