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A 44-yr-aged person accused of punching two health-related assistants at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Tustin and later groping a nurse who was giving him medical care has been charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest.
On Dec. 30, Thomas Apollo of Poway was requested to go away the Families With each other clinic just after he refused to wear a mask, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office environment explained in a news launch.
Apollo then allegedly began acting erratically, contacting the clinic staff “murderers,” and utilizing expletives toward staff who questioned him to place on a mask or go back again outside.
He is accused of punching 1 of the health care assistants 5 times and another professional medical assistant twice. Various bystanders pinned Apollo down until finally police arrived.
“We just claimed, ‘Please sir, tranquil down, put your mask on and we are just undertaking our employment,’ and then out of the blue he just commenced punching,” said Alexander Rossel, CEO of Households With each other of Orange County. “It can come about once more. My personnel is worried.”
Apollo then allegedly refused to abide by instructions given by Tustin police, who eventually used a taser to subdue him so that he could be handcuffed.
Then while at O.C. Global Health-related Heart, Apollo is accused of grabbing a nurse’s finger and bending it and groping her breast when she was managing him for minimal cuts and scrapes.
“Instead of remaining treated with the same compassion and regard in which they treat their people, these wellness treatment staff had been punched in the encounter and bodily assaulted for just hoping to do their work,” O.C. District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated in a assertion. “Violence of any type will not be tolerated and we will hold this personal accountable to the fullest extent of the regulation.”
Apollo has been billed with just one misdemeanor rely of battery on a nurse, two misdemeanor counts of battery and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, the DA’s workplace mentioned Tuesday.
He faces a optimum sentence of 3 decades in the Orange County Jail if convicted on all counts.
Apollo is scheduled to be arraigned at the Central Justice Middle in Santa Ana on March 30.