The charges state the boy has a mental or physical condition that would impair his ability to respond and that the defendant likely would have known this. Mr. Elmer, who was a patient at the hospital while the boy was visiting, also is charged with inducing panic for running and hiding from hospital police and with vandalism for later kicking out and destroying a hospital window in an attempt to flee. Mr. Elmer, who Lucas County jail records say was arrested Friday, remained in the jail Saturday pending arraignment Monday in the Toledo court. Kathleen Valtin, a Mercy spokesman, said the hospital is fully cooperating with the Toledo police investigation and was unable to comment further about the incident.
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The suspect told the victim the tape was just there to help the glue set, and she could remove it in 24 hours. The victim protested that the suspect had done a shoddy job, but she paid him $220 anyway. After he left, she noticed the tape on the mirror was starting to come off. When she peeled it back, she discovered the replacement mirror was much smaller than the original. The suspect is described as a clean-cut and clean-shaven Hispanic man between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall. There was a blonde female in his truck the whole time he was working on the victims car, but the victim was unable to provide a detailed description. The investigation is ongoing.
Source: Police log: Medical assist