Lollapalooza concertgoer arrested for assaulting EMS personnel

Benjamin Shorb, 25, was charged with aggravated battery of a government employee and criminal damage to property


By EMS1 Staff 

CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested a West Virginia man after he allegedly assaulted an EMS provider and damaged government property at Lollapalooza.

Chicago police requested a paramedic to assist Benjamin Shorb, who said "he was having a bad trip," 5 Chicago reported. When paramedics began to treat Shrob, he assaulted them and broke a city-owned tablet.

Chicago police arrested Benjamin Shorb after he assaulted a paramedic, who was trying to treat him.  (Photo/The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication)
Chicago police arrested Benjamin Shorb after he assaulted a paramedic, who was trying to treat him. (Photo/The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication)

Shorb, 25, was charged with aggravated battery of a government employee and criminal damage to property. A Judge ordered Shrob to be held under a $3,000 bail.

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