WINTER HAVEN, FL – It seems as though Florida offers nothing but the best when it comes to the most bizarre of arrests – and one from June 24th did not disappoint in that regard.
Police say that a woman called 9-1-1 in the early morning hours demanding a “taxpayer sponsored taxi ride,” and she certainly got one…directly to jail.
A central Florida woman was arrested after calling 911 four times demanding “a taxpayer sponsored taxi ride,” according to Winter Haven police, who hauled her off to jail shortly after.
Sarah Alameh was charged with misuse of 911.https://t.co/5aTSQjWDh9
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 26, 2020
The Winter Haven Police were said to have arrested 31-year-old Sarah Alameh for charges related to misuse of 911 after the woman allegedly dialed the emergency services number four times on June 24th. But it was perhaps the requests she made during said calls that are the most curious of the matter.
Authorities say that the first call allegedly came in around 2:45 a.m., when the emergency services operator said “hello,” Alameh was said to have simply hung up the phone.
Police were alerted that the call came from the vicinity of the Winter Haven Hospital, and scoped out the area, but didn’t see anyone in need of assistance and left.
Just about fifteen minutes after the first call, a second one came in where authorities were able to determine that a woman was on the line but no information was reportedly exchanged.
Officers were able to tell that the call came yet again from the aforementioned hospital, and returned to the scene. This time, officers met Alameh face-to-face and she allegedly told police that she was the original caller and was calling to see if she could be given a lift.
Alameh was kindly informed that dialing 9-1-1 was not appropriate in regards to seeking a ride from one city to another. Yet, that apparently didn’t sit well with the suspect.
Thus, Alameh decided to call 9-1-1 again in an effort to complain that “the officer didn’t give her the service she needed – a taxpayer-sponsored taxi ride,” according to the Winter Haven Police Department. Once again, the suspect was informed that the emergency services line was not a means to seek out mere transportation.
However, Alameh seems to be a woman endowed with a sense of audacity not many possess. So, she allegedly called 9-1-1 a fourth time, in an effort to snag that “taxpayer sponsored taxi ride.” Well, she certainly did get it – and she was escorted right on down to the Polk County Jail.
As they say, “ask and you shall receive.” But in this case, it’s more along the lines of “be careful what you wish for.”
We at Law Enforcement Today have seen it all when it comes to the crimes spawning from the Sunshine State. Including cases of alleged toe-sucking of sleeping elderly patients in a hospital.
Leave it to Florida to produce stories like this. However, according to the suspect, this is all just a big misunderstanding.
Frantz Beldorin was arrested on Tuesday, February 25th under charges for battery on a person 65 years or older.
Beldorin was employed as a “sitter” for the Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers when he was allegedly caught sucking on the toes of a sleeping patient.
The victim had informed the Lee County Sheriff’s Office that she awoke at around 11:00 p.m. on Monday night and felt someone touching her feet.
Records state that the patient initially thought it was a nurse performing some kind of check, but then the patient had felt their toes being touched twice more.
That’s when the victim felt something wet between her toes. When the victim had looked to see what was at their feet, they claimed to have seen Beldorin kneeling beside their bed and hovering over their feet.
The patient said that they “ripped” their foot away from the suspect, and then Beldorin allegedly went back to sitting in the chair inside the hospital room.
A Florida hospital worker is accused of sucking a patient’s toes late at night.https://t.co/WABAJuVl7x
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 27, 2020
When the victim reported the incident to a nurse, the hospital immediately contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office which led to Beldorin’s arrest.
The suspect was then taken Lee County Jail without incident and later posted a $1,500 bond the day after his arrest.
— Tone Hollywood (@Hollywoodspeaks) February 28, 2020
According to the suspect, this is all just some kind of misunderstanding. He stated he was only beside the bed to retrieve a dropped cellphone:
“I’m reaching to get my phone, it dropped so when she got up I guess she got startled and its dark.”
Beldorin’s mother noted that her son had been employed at the hospital for four years at the time of the alleged incident, and nothing of this nature has ever cropped up before:
“Since then he never has a problem and he’s not someone like that.”
From what the suspect stated in this case, the accusations placed against him are ridiculous.
He stated to a local news crew that there were two other patients in the room at the time of the alleged act with the doors wide open. Beldorin claims he’s not so desperate for some toe-action that he’d prey upon sleeping seniors:
“I can get that from someone else, I don’t have to get that from her.”
— WSAV News 3 (@WSAV) February 28, 2020
Following the arrest of Beldorin, the Gulf Coast Hospital immediately terminated his employment due to the accusations.
In a statement released by the hospital, they noted that patient safety was of the utmost priority in their facility. Aside from that notion, they were unable to provide further details on the alleged incident.
With everything that has taken place this week for Beldorin, he couldn’t have imagined anything like this happening to him:
“A day that I thought I was going to make it out of peacefully, a day that I had planned it didn’t turn out the way that I expected it.”
While on bail for the charge, Beldorin is forced to wear an ankle monitor and is awaiting trial which is scheduled to begin on March 30th.
While the circumstances of the arrest have a comical aspect regarding the alleged crime, what isn’t funny is the possible sentence Beldorin could be facing.
If convicted of the battery on a person over 65 charge, the suspect could face up to five years in prison.
All things considered; you probably wouldn’t want to be known in prison as the person who liked to “suck on toes”.
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