WFPD: Teen punches EMT in the face

WFPD: Teen punches EMT in the face

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A 17-year-old from Wichita Falls is behind bars after an alleged attack on an EMT early Wednesday morning.

Around 3:39 a.m. police were called out to the 1700 block of Kemp in reference to an occupied vehicle check.

Dispatch told officers a white man and woman were seen leaving the vehicle and a Hispanic man was still inside.

When police arrived on the scene, the found Richard Alexander Fuentes passed out lying across the driver's seat with his feet hanging out of the window of the truck.

In the arrest report, officers said they could smell alcohol on Fuentes' breath and his speech was slurred. Officers also said his eyes were bloodshot and he continued to lean on the truck for balance.

Fuentes was taken into custody for Public Intoxication by WFPD. Officers said due to the level of intoxication they believed Fuentes to be under he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police said while en route Fuentes was no handcuffed and they said he became verbally aggressive to the EMT.

When getting Fuentes out of the ambulance the EMT said Fuentes punched her on the left side of her face causing her to fall back into the ambulance.

Fuentes was immediately taken to the ground and put in handcuffs according to WFPD.

Fuentes was booked into the Wichita County Jail around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, charged with Assault Public Servant and Public Intoxication.

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