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New Port Richey man arrested after abusing hospital staff

Published Jul. 29, 2014

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 34-year-old man is facing disorderly conduct charges after screaming and cursing at paramedics and nurses at Medical Center of Trinity late Monday night, Pasco deputies said.

According to a report, Matthew Brent Margetko, 1627 Belltower Drive, New Port Richey, called for help after he was injured during a fight. When Pasco Fire Rescue arrived, Margetko was belligerent to paramedics, according to an arrest report.

After arriving at the hospital, he started to scream obscenities at nurses and didn't listen when he was told to calm down. Eventually, some hospital staff stopped treating other patients to try to subdue Margetko.

The report says that he became incontinent and continued to curse at a deputy, a doctor and nurses.

When deputies interviewed Margetko, he told them he'd consumed nearly a dozen Bud Light beers. Margetko was being held at the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes. Bail was set at $250.

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