Utah woman arrested at hospital after throwing bag of vomit at nurse
KSTU / Salt Lake County
Shaynell Payne was charged with assault or threat of violence on health care providers and interference with an arresting officer.

By Jeff Tavss, KSTU

SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) -- A Utah woman was arrested after she threw a bag full of vomit at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City.

West Valley Police say Shaynell Pamela Payne, 25, entered the hospital's emergency room Tuesday night and allegedly became argumentative and combative with the hospital staff.

Payne vomited in the emergency room and staff members gave her towels to clean up. She threw up a second time in a bag, and when she was asked to calm down, police say she threw the bag of vomit at a nurse. Police said Payne attempted to leave the hospital after striking the nurse and assaulting other members of the medical staff.

A police officer attempted to arrest Payne, who tried to grab the officer's hands and pull away. Payne was charged with assault or threat of violence on health care providers and interference with an arresting officer.


Gephardt Daily reports Payne works at the hospital, according to the probable cause statement, and came into the emergency room of her own free will to be evaluated.


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