A Mayo Clinic ambulance paramedic was assaulted Monday in Faribault by a teenager who was apparently under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
It was determined the 19-year-old was too intoxicated to be jailed so it was decided to transfer him to the detox center in Rochester. It’s also believed he was under the influence of methamphetamine. Police say he unstrapped himself and assaulted the paramedic, a 30-year-old Kasson woman. The teen then jumped out and ran off on foot. He was later spotted by police and taken to jail. The teen reportedly told the officer he thought the ambulance was taking him to jail.