Man arrested on 8 charges after disorderly hospital visit

Published: Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM EDT
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Austin Compton, 24
Austin Compton, 24

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man visiting the hospital for treatment was arrested for masturbating in public, threatening those around him, vandalizing property and assaulting police officers.

On Saturday, July 27, around 2:30 a.m., Austin Compton, 24, was witnessed at University Hospital touching himself while telling an elderly patient being treated next to him, in explicit detail, he was going to rape her.

According to a police report, Compton threw his urine on a medical technician while threatening other staff members. He was also observed pulling a sink and medical equipment off the wall causing significant damage to hospital property.

When police attempted to arrest Compton, he resisted, kicking officers and biting one, breaking the skin. Once he was placed in the back of a police cruiser, officers said he kicked out the rear side window of the car. He remained hostile until being booked.

Compton now faces eight charges: first degree criminal mischief, third degree assault of a police officer, fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, second degree criminal mischief, two counts of menacing and one count of second degree disorderly conduct.

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