Thankfully, most people appreciate the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our emergency services. And rightly so. If it wasn’t for the men and women of the Emergency Services, then the country would not be able to function. Fact.
But Paulius Zacharovas, 30, of no fixed abode, decided that the best way to show his appreciation for free emergency medical help, was to trick the medic treating him into believing that he wanted comforting by having his hand held, only to then attack the caring Paramedic, Amanda Barnes.
Ms Beames was working as part of a crew called to attend to Zacharovas who had been found unconscious in Manchester city centre in September last year.
After he was put onto a stretcher and lifted into the ambulance to take him to Salford Royal Hospital, Zacharovas woke up and immediately became aggressive towards the Paramedic treating him.
Zacharovas initially began grabbing at the equipment inside of the ambulance while the vehicle was driving down a busy motorway.
Manchester Magistrates’ Court later heard how Ms Beames attempted to calm him down after he appeared to be upset.
It was then that the vile Zacharovas asked Ms Beames to hold his hand, which she did, before he started laughing and pulled her on top of him, threatening to kill her.
He snatched her pen and used it as a makeshift weapon, stabbing at her repeatedly with it.
He was later jailed for eight months and ordered to pay fines and costs of £150 upon his release.
We think that upon Zacharovas’ release, he should be made to spend 12 months cleaning out the blood and other ‘matter’ from the back of ambulances which have rushed patients in a critical condition to A&E.
After he has spent a few months coming face-to-face with the harrowing realities which our medics, and other members of the emergency services, face on a daily basis then perhaps he might just think twice about abusing and assaulting the dedicated and hardworking men & women of the ThinGreenLine
Whilst its great that these sort of individuals are banged up, they should also have a community service order added to the end of their sentence.
And they should be made to wear a bright green jump-suit as they scrub out the back of ambulances, so everyone knows that he is the sort of individual who, not only assaults women, but assaults the very people entrusted to prolong our lives.
Written by one of the Admins of Emergency Services Humour on Facebook, who is also a regular contributor to our popular satirical digital fortnightly magazine: ‘S__ts & Giggles’.
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