Daily Archives: July 1, 2009

Police blotter: Escaped patient flexes ‘American’ right to refuse care


A happy care provider’s incessant whistling drove a hip surgery patient to flee a Bainbridge assisted living facility this week. Once Bainbridge police caught up with him in Poulsbo, the patient refused to return to the facility. Maybe in Russia he’d have to go back, the patient told police, but this….is America.

And at another assisted living facility, a woman stopping by for a visit uses an iron fist grip to halt and injure an old man mistakenly suspected of fleeing in his wheelchair. Maybe she thought she was in Russia?

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