LAKE FOREST IL Oct 18 2016 – Police responded to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital at 11:11 p.m. on October 13 for a report of a man who was being combative, had physically struck a hospital worker and was refusing to leave, according to the Lake Forest Police Department incident report.
The police report stated that the officers located the suspect at the hospital and determined he became combative when hospital staff refused to give him medication he had requested. Officers spoke with several hospital workers and with the suspect and determined he became upset with a hospital worker, yelled at the worker and then lunged at him, striking him with both hands, according to the police blotter. Hospital security restrained the suspect to get him to stop.
When police informed the suspect he was being arrested for battery, he proceeded to yell that he “was not going to get arrested” and removed a nearby wooden garbage can lid, which he swung in front of his face to hold officers off, while repeatedly yelling that he would have to be shot and “tazed” because he was not going to be placed in handcuffs.
Officers eventually restrained him, placed him in handcuffs and transported him to the Lake Forest Police Department. There they charged the suspect, Raymond A. Roman, age 43, of Temple Avenue in Highland Park, with Battery and Resisting a Peace Officer. He was released on a $1,500 bond and given an October 31 court date.