Updated: Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009, 3:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009, 2:56 PM EDT
HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man is behind bars after trying to steal some tweezers from a hospital emergency room.
Hastings police officers were called Oct. 15 to Pennock Hospital for a possible larceny report.
When they arrived they were met by an emergency room nurse who said a patient tried to steal some hemostat tweezers.
The nurse told police she dropped the tweezers on the floor while taking stitches out of the patient's wounds. Since the tweezers were no longer sterile, the nurse left the room to get some clean ones.
When she came back, she noticed the tweezers that fell on the floor were gone.
The nurse asked the patient if he had taken them and he said, "Yes, I wanted to use them to pluck my nose hairs."
He said he just wanted to borrow the tweezers for a moment.
When officers continued to question the patient they discovered he was wanted on a bench warrant for obstructing justice. The man was taken into custody.
A copy of this latest police report was sent to the Barry County Prosecutor's Office for review of possible charges for larceny in a building against the suspect.