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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Aggravated assault reported on EMT

  • LACKAWAXEN TWP. – PA State Police, Blooming Grove, reports that charges have been filed against a man who was hurt during a golf tournament at Woodloch Springs April 28, and became combative towards a responding ambulance EMT.
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  •     LACKAWAXEN TWP. – PA State Police, Blooming Grove, reports that charges have been filed against a man who was hurt during a golf tournament at Woodloch Springs April 28, and became combative towards a responding ambulance EMT.
        Robert Filarsky, age 32, of Lackawaxen Township, was charged with Aggravated Assault. During the fracas in the ambulance while Filarsky was being taken away for medical attention, he allegedly injured Emergency Medical Technician Cori Larsen, suffering a broken hand.
       The report concerning charges being filed was released to the media on May 26.
       Woodloch Pines officials state that Filarsky, although employed by the resort, was not working at the time of the event. He was participating in the golf tournament on his own personal time.
        He was allegedly "consuming alcohol all day," Trooper Robert Golden said. At approximately 9 p.m. Filarsky was stumbling around and hit his head, which caused concern. Lackawaxen Ambulance was contacted.
       As EMS attempted to give aid to Filarsky he became combative with EMS, said police. Several other  employees who were also intoxicated became very combative toward EMS personnel, police added. Trooper Golden said that they were being cited with Disorderly Conduct for their behavior while EMS attempted to give Filarsky aid.
        As Lackawaxen Ambulance was transporting Filarsky he again became violent. Police said that Filarsky grabbed EMT Larsen's arm in the rear of the ambulance and would not let go. It took several EMS workers to free Larsen from Filarsky's attack.
       Larsen suffered a broken hand and possible nerve damage.
      The actual incident occurred outside Woodloch property. He was taken to Forest Volunteer Fire Department grounds while awaiting the helicopter to transport Filarsky to the hospital.
        Filarsky was sedated prior to being air lifted.
       Trooper Golden said that Filarsky returned to work days after this incident.
       PA Liquor Control Board was notified due to several recent alcohol-related incidents at Woodloch Resort, Trooper Golden said.

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