Loaded Gun Gets Emergency Room Patient Arrested

A homeless man is in jail after bringing a loaded gun into a hospital.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011  |  Updated 9:03 AM PDT
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Gun Gets ER Patient Arrested

Don't bring your guns to the hospital.

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Don't bring your guns to town, son -- and certainly leave your guns at home before bringing in a firearm to a hospital.

Ronald Damian Lacroix, 66, was seeking treatment for hypothermia on Monday when he entered Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Terra Linda while carrying a loaded handgun, according to the Marin Indepedent Journal.

When hopsital staff reached into his coat pocket to find ID, he advised them they'd find a .22-caliber revolver. Hopsital staff called police.

Apparently Lacroix has no fixed address -- meaning he is homeless -- and carried the weapon for protection, he told police. He also told police he was with both the FBI and the San Jose police, Marin cops said.

Lacroix is charged with felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a public place. He's in Marin County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
 

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