Police: Evansville man punches firefighter during medical run

Police: Evansville man punches firefighter during medical run

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man is in jail accused of striking a firefighter who police say was trying to help him.

Officers were called to the Florence Street home of 49-year-old Kelly Hicks in reference to an intoxicated man with breathing problems.

Officers say when firefighters were loading Hicks into an ambulance he became belligerent and punched a firefighters.

Hicks was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail and charged with battery.

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