Bleeding man found outside at motel

ST. GEORGE — A man with no clothes on outside a motel room would raise some eyebrows. But throw in excessive bleeding and you have the emergency situation St. George police, fire and paramedics dealt with Wednesday afternoon.

A man has been taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after leaving his hotel room naked and bleeding. St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A man has been taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after leaving his hotel room naked and bleeding. St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“Our officers were dispatched to the Economy Inn at 525 East St. George Boulevard (just after 5 p.m.) on a report of a male subject who was outside bleeding,” St. George Police Lt. Jeff Bahlmann said. “Information came in that he was naked. Officers responded and observed a male with several cuts to his body.”

Bahlmann said the cuts appeared to be self-inflicted, including a large laceration to one of his lower legs. Officers applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg to stop the excessive bleeding.

“Witnesses saw the subject come outside and were concerned, obviously, due to him being naked and bleeding everywhere,” Bahlmann said.

The man appeared to be in his mid to late 20s, the lieutenant said.

“The subject appeared to be intoxicated,” Bahlmann said, “and possibly under the influence of some medication as well.”

The man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by ambulance. His condition is unknown at the time of publication.

“There’s a possibility he may be looking at some criminal charges based on the public alarm he caused due to his intoxicated state,” Bahlmann said.

Units from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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11 Comments

  • Bob August 31, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    this type of thing is a good reminder for “….” to take his psych meds

    • .... September 1, 2016 at 8:36 am

      My condolences to your family Bob for having you

  • SteveSGU September 1, 2016 at 1:39 am

    We need to ask our police department and our city licensing department to talk to the managers of the cheap motels on St. George Blvd. They need to stop taking in young drunk men who will only cause problems. Don’t give them a place to do drugs (including alcohol). Or lose your business license.

    There is always the occasional exceptional case in well-run motels, but some of the cheap motels on the Boulevard habitually rent to this kind of problem person. We don’t need that kind of business.

    • .... September 1, 2016 at 8:58 am

      OK I blame all the restaurants on the Blvd for giving drunks and drug addicts a place to hang out and I blame the city for having parks where drunks and drug addicts hang out
      and I blame the bars in town for giving drunks a place to hang out and I blame the Utah liquor stores for having a place for drunks to buy booze. I blame Mexico and Brazil and Iran and Iraq and South America and Most of Europe for giving the local drug addicts a place to get drugs from.
      and I blame all the airlines and trains and Bus company’s and all the auto manufacturers for making it possible to transport drugs and alcohol so drunks and drug addicts can get what they need.
      and I blame the cigarette lighter makers for making it possible for lighting blunts and Bongs. …..OK were going to shut everything down and we’re sending everybody to your house. ….lmao.

      • Bob September 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

        he’s off his meds again

        • .... September 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm

          Bless you Bob the Lord above watches over you

    • NotSoFast September 1, 2016 at 9:31 am

      SteveSGU—– Your sounding a little prudish Steve. I’m assuming you also don’t approve of seeing any vehicles older than the current model year stopped at a intersection near you. Hey! How about requiring all motel/ hotel clerks in town to run background checks on all guest prior to taking their credit cards.

      • .... September 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

        Hey yeah good idea and make sure that the hotels and motels contact TSA and Homeland Security and hold the guests in a holding cage until a government official shows up to do a body search.
        I wouldn’t want Steve to lose any sleep over the National Security and the safety and well being of the community

  • .... September 1, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Well hopefully he will be able to get the help he needs to turn his life around and live in a better life. ..Praise the Lord

    • Larry September 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Exactly right …. He needs to get into treatment either for drug abuse or for mental health reasons. Charging him with a bunch of crimes will only make it worse. I’m sure a bunch of fines or being in a “criminal Justice System” that has no idea or concern for drug treatment or mental health treatment is not going to do him or us on the outside any good. Even Drug Court has problems such as requiring those in the program to pay a bunch of fines and or requiring them to check in daily at a time they could be working…or not being able to work because they have to go check in everyday when an employer would expect them to be working. No throwing out a bunch of charges at this guy is not the answer. I’m sure he is broke, He is not a revenue source that would be profitable to pursue.

  • Ron September 1, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I thought this type of stuff only happened in Vegas. But here in St. Geezy??? Imagine that.

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