A man being arrested on aggravated assault charges faces additional battery charges after police say he told hospital workers he had AIDS and threatened to spit on them.
Carlos Andujar was being arrested for a fight he had at an Exxon gas station where he stole another man's keys earlier this month when the spitting incident occurred, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports.
Police said they found Andujar at his nearby home on Shenandoah Road and made “spontaneous statements about his involvement in the assault and advised officers that he was defending himself,” police say.
Police searched Andujar and the fight victim’s keys were found in his pocket. Andujar was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and theft of the keys.
Police say Andujar demanded to go to a hospital because he wanted his medications before going to jail. As he was being taken there, police say he kept screaming and yelling, saying he was trying to vomit in the police car.
As they were walking down the hallway of the emergency entrance, he made the AIDS-related threat, turned his face back toward the officer and began to spit.
“I’ve got AIDS and I’m going to spit on you,” Carlos Andujar said to police after he was arrested on assault charges, according to his arrest documents.
Hospital staff put a spit mask on Andujar and he was also accused of “battery of facility employee by expelling saliva” and resisting arrest with violence.