On Thursday, two Florida paramedics — Kayla Renee Dubois and Christopher Wimmer — were arrested for engaging in a game where they had to take selfies with patients under their care.
According to Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:
“Many patients were intubated, sedated, or otherwise unconscious at the time… The defendants exchanged texts challenging each other to produce more selfies and to ‘step up’ their game.”
While Dubois faces two charges of interception and disclosure of oral communications, Wimmer faces seven, in addition to misdemeanor battery for allegedly holding open a patient’s eyelid.
Authorities began investigating the case when fellow employees filed complaints. According to investigators, the two took selfies with 41 patients, only three of whom gave permission.
Kayla was fired and Christopher resigned on Wednesday.
We can’t believe two medical professionals would engage in such a sick activity! HORRIBLE!
[Image via Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.]