September 29, 2023
Cathleen Sillick

A Villager has been arrested in an alleged assault on an ambulance staffer attempting to deal with a affected person.

The Villages Public Security Division had been referred to as Saturday night time to a house within the Village of El Cortez, based on an arrest report from the Woman Lake Police Division. Whereas the crew was treating a person deemed “a vital affected person,” 68-year-old Cathleen Sillick, started interfering with the crew’s work.

Sillick stored attempting to achieve entry to the ambulance by means of the facet door, however a crew member stored shutting the door. She struck a crew member within the again with “what felt to be a heavy closed hand.” The ambulance crew member ordered Sillick, “Don’t contact me once more.” She continued to stroll towards him in an “offended method whereas pointing her finger” at him, the report mentioned.

The ambulance took the affected person to UF Well being-The Villages Hospital and police had been contacted in regards to the incident.

Officers went to Sillick’s house at 720 Cortez Ave.

“I solely touched him,” the New York native mentioned.

She was arrested on a felony cost of battery on an EMT. She was booked on the Lake County Jail and launched after posting $5,000 bond.