Man charged with throwing colostomy bag

April 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 7 (UPI) -- A 62-year-old man was jailed for allegedly throwing his used colostomy bag at a nurse, police in Springfield, Ill., said.

Dale Anderson was charged with assaulting a nurse at Memorial Medical Center.

Anderson came to the hospital's emergency front desk Monday evening and became angry when no one immediately checked his colostomy bag for blood he said he was in it, witnesses told police.

He entered a bathroom and then returned a short time later and allegedly threw the bag at a nurse. He missed the nurse and the bag hit the floor, making a mess, The Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register reported Wednesday.

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