TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana State Police made an early-morning arrest Monday after a fireman said a man got too pushy with him inside an ambulance.
According to the Lafayette post of Indiana State Police (ISP), around 6:30 Monday morning, 39-year-old Peter J. Figueroa was standing in the middle of State Road 43 when an ISP trooper pulled up in his marked state police vehicle.
Twenty-two-year-old Monticello fireman Jacob O. Williams was standing outside of a Monticello Fire Department ambulance that was parked facing south on State Road 43 near Figueroa.
Williams told the ISP trooper that Figueroa had asked to be transported to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette when, for an unknown reason, he changed his mind and tried to exit the moving ambulance.
Williams said he had tried to keep Figueroa from exiting the in-motion ambulance when Figueroa pushed Williams against the inside of the ambulance. Williams said as the vehicle stopped, Figueroa exited out of the rear of the ambulance.
Figueroa was taken into custody by ISP and booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail on a battery charge (Class A misdemeanor).
Williams was not injured in the confrontation.
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