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Police: North Bay Hospital doctor attacked by burglary suspect


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A burglary suspect taken to North Bay Hospital to be treated for cuts to his feet attacked a doctor who was providing him care, the New Port Richey Police Department reported.

Jacob Edward Randoll, 39, of 5450 Montana Ave., grabbed the doctor around the neck with his arm, and a police officer needed to use a stun gun and a baton on Randoll before he released his grip, an arrest report said.

Randoll was charged Wednesday with battery on a health care provider. He already had faced charges of burglary, obstructing police, criminal mischief and escape. He was taken to the Land O’ Lakes Jail where he remained Thursday on bail of $25,150.

Earlier Wednesday morning, a secretary discovered Randoll inside the pastor’s office at the River of Praise Church at 5320 Palmetto Road, a report said. The secretary contacted police about 8 a.m. and when officers questioned Randoll he gave several fake names, including “God” and “Jesus Christ,” the report said. That’s what led to the obstructing police charge.

When Randoll was put in a patrol car, he kicked out a back window, shattering the glass and breaking the window frame, the report said. Randoll then tried to crawl out the window and when two police officers ordered him to get back inside the car, he responded, “Shoot me,” the report said.

An officer used a stun gun to end the escape attempt, the report said. Soon after that, Randoll was taken to the hospital for treatment for his cut feet.

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