Tue, Mar 5, 2013
A Houma man who faked a medical emergency Friday to avoid being taken to jail was foiled Monday when he tried the same ploy again, authorities say according to Houma Today.
Charles Thomas Kreyenbuhl, 51, 110 Henderson St., was taken into custody Friday after drivers reported him speeding, swerving in and out of traffic and finally parking in a handicapped zone at Walmart, 1633 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houma, according to a Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office report.
Investigators waited at Kreyenbuhl’s parked car until he returned from shopping and found him still visibly under the influence of drinking, the report says. But en route to the jail, he told officers he was having a heart attack and was taken to TGMC for treatment.
Minutes after deputies left the hospital, the report says, he walked out of the emergency room without being released.
Early Monday, deputies responding to a disturbance at Kreyenbuhl’s residence tried again to take him to jail, only to have him again claim illness, this time requesting treatment at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, where he again refused treatment.
Deputies, standing by, delivered Kreyenbuhl to the Terrebonne jail, where he was booked on charges of reckless operation, DWI, expired driver’s license and a handicapped parking-zone violation.