Woman arrested for punching firefighter at medical call

The woman had previously been arrested for allegedly spitting on medical staff and battering a police officer in separate incidents


By Laura French

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana woman was arrested on Saturday for allegedly punching a firefighter who was responding to a possible overdose.

Marissa Mays, 28, was reportedly “violent and combative” with fire and EMS personnel before police arrived and punched the firefighter in the back of the head while he was rendering medical care, according to The Advocate.

Marissa Mays, 28, was arrested on suspicion of battery of emergency personnel for allegedly punching a firefighter in the back of the head. (Photo/East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Marissa Mays, 28, was arrested on suspicion of battery of emergency personnel for allegedly punching a firefighter in the back of the head. (Photo/East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

Mays was arrested on suspicion of battery of emergency personnel, according to arrest records.

The firefighter was evaluated and allowed to return to work shortly after the incident, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman.

Mays had previously been arrested for intentional exposure to AIDS for allegedly spitting on and attempting to bite medical staff at a facility in 2019 and was also accused of causing a disturbance at a restaurant in 2018, leading to charges of battery of a police officer and assault.

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