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Man accused of spitting on hospital EMT

October 15, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A West Rogers Park man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly spit in the face of an emergency room technician who was helping him at the hospital where he was being treated earlier that day.

Aaron Klupt, 24, of the 2700 block of West Jarvis Avenue was charged with aggravated battery over the incident, which was reported at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lakeview.

According to county prosecutors, Klupt was being treated at the medical center earlier Sunday, and then left with his girlfriend. But he returned shortly after leaving, prosecutors said, approached the front desk, and be came "unruly" with the staff.

Klupt then spit on the "face, neck, and chest" of one technician, the police report said, complaining that he was upset over the service he received at the hospital, and then "fled through the front doors."

Klupt, who was also charged with battery for allegedly striking a woman with a box cutter in an unrelated incident, was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon and held on a $100,000 bond.

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