Newburyport authorities handled a most peculiar case on Friday night. According to the incident report, a 26-year-old naked patient snuck out of the emergency room and tried to kill a homeowner with a hammer. The naked patient’s victim lives across the street from the clinic.
Hammer-Wielding Naked Patient Was on Probation, Newburyport PD Declared
According to the police report, on Friday night, at around 11 p.m., a hospital’s member of the staff called 911 to report the disappearance of a patient from the emergency room. The detectives combing the crime scene found a hospital garb, a GPS ankle monitor, and the patient’s name tag.
A hospital’s spokesperson told the authorities that the vanishing patient is 26-year-old, Robert Girard Unfortunately, it’s not yet clear why Girard was in the hospital.
Several hours later, at around 2 a.m., Patrick Chamberlin, a 50-year-old Newburyport resident was brought to the emergency room by Kristina Misita, his spouse.
Mr. Chamberlin told the authorities that he had been attacked in his home by a half-naked man. Moreover, the authorities determined that the individual who attacked Chamberlin was the same naked patient who has been reported missing from the clinic.
According to Mr. Chamberlin’s statement, at around 2:00 a.m., he and his spouse have been woken up by a creaking sound coming from somewhere inside the house.
The victim called out several times to the home intruder.
After passing a corner, Chamberlin saw the naked patient standing there with a hammer in his right hand. More than that, Girard told Chamberlin that he does not want to kill him.
A few seconds later, Girard lunged at Chamberlin, hitting him in the head with the hammer. However, Mr. Chamberlin managed to overpower his opponent, who hid in the basement. The victim eventually scared him off his property.
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