Florida hospital worker arrested for 'sucking patient's toes'

Florida hospital worker arrested for 'sucking patient's toes'

A hospital worker from Florida has been arrested after being accused of "sucking" on an elderly patient's toes, according to Fox 4 News.

23-year-old Frantz Beldorin was reprimanded by police after a female patient at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, woke up at around 11 PM on Tuesday, February 25th, and reported feeling something wet between her toes.

She initially thought she was being touched by a nurse who was checking up on her, but looked over and allegedly saw a man on his knees next to her bed, with his head bent over her foot. She believed the man to be sucking on her toes, and immediately reported the incident to security staff.

The woman, who remains unidentified, subsequently told law enforcement that she "ripped" her foot away from Beldorin, who then went back to the chair he had been sitting on.

Watch a news report on the incident below:

Beldorin - who worked as a "sitter", watching patients through the night - was arrested and taken to a Lee County Jail after being questioned.

He does, however, maintain that it was a misunderstanding, claiming that he had dropped his phone just moments before. "I’m reaching to get my phone, it dropped so when she got up I guess she got startled and it's dark," he told the publication, detailing that there were two other patients in the room, and that the doors were open.

"I can get that from someone else, I don’t have to get that from her," Beldorin continued. "A day that I thought I was going to make it out of peacefully, a day that I had planned, it didn’t turn out the way that I expected it."

Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office

Speaking to NBC 2, he stated; "When the security came and got me, I was like, 'what’s going on?', and they’re like, 'just come with me'".

"It makes me look crazy or creepy and I’m not! Like I’m not that type of dude. If I offended her in any way, I apologize."

His mother, noting that her son has worked for the hospital for four years, corroborated that he's "never [had] a problem".

Beldorin has since had his employment terminated from the hospital, and is required to wear an ankle bracelet.

He is now facing charges of battery on a person 65 years or older. He was released on a $1500 bond on Wednesday evening, and is awaiting trial scheduled for the 30th of March.