The Giants pitcher is charged with open and gross lewdness, a misdemeanor, after he was arrested back in January for allegedly groping a woman in an ER lobby.
It’s a story that’s just downright bizarre and creepy.
Police say it all went down at 4:30 a.m. at the Desert Springs Hospital three miles off the Las Vegas Strip when a 23-year-old woman lying on a gurney caught the eye of a drunken Gaudin.
That’s when Gaudin, who is married, decided it was the right time and place to lay the mack down. From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
The woman told police she was lying on a gurney in the emergency room lobby when Gaudin appeared, told her “she was gorgeous” and touched her face and breast, she said.
A witness heard Gaudin say, “I will take care of you, don’t worry about them,” to the woman and then saw him touch her face, leg and breast, according to a police report.
At that point Dr. Drunk Chad Gaudin, clearly quite the romantic, was asked to leave the woman alone. When he refused, hospital security intervened. He continued to be uncooperative to the point where security had to pin him down on the ground “still yelling and using profanity” until the police arrived.
Anyway, why was he in the emergency room in the first place?
“I asked Gaudin several times how he ended up at the hospital and each time he told me that he didn’t know,” the officer wrote. “Gaudin appeared to be intoxicated. He had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, trouble standing still, obeying commands, an odor of alcoholic beverages and couldn’t repeat his house number, where he lives, the same way twice in a row.”
So, the question still remains. What the hell was Gaudin, who lives in the Vegas area, doing at a hospital in the middle of the night? Did he just drunkenly stagger his way into the closest place with lights on after a night of evidently heavy drinking? Was Drunk Gaudin just so insufferable to be around that his friends dropped him off at the most convenient, safest place possible just to get rid of him? Here’s where his lawyer comes in:
“On January 27, 2013, Chad Gaudin was examined in the emergency room of a local hospital while experiencing symptoms believed to be related to acute renal failure due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. The symptoms included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness. Although he has been accused of improperly touching another hospital patient while on the premises that night, there are differing and exonerating versions of what occurred that have been reported by eye witnesses. Mr. Gaudin denies any unlawful conduct and has been cooperating with the authorities. I am confident that this matter will be resolved in his favor and because it is pending in court there will be no further comment.”
Uh, a lot of that doesn’t add up. So, stay tuned, folks.