Bayfront patient sexually battered in her hospital bed in St. Petersburg

Another patient arrested in the attack
Posted at 10:00 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 08:19:12-04

On Sunday afternoon, St. Petersburg police said David Weber, 53, went into another patient’s hospital room and began kissing her and tearing the sensors off of her chest.

It wasn’t until the patient began screaming for help that a nurse entered the room and “observed the suspect on top of the victim and yelled at him to leave the room,” per a report from SPPD.

The report states that Weber entered the victim’s room with “his hospital gown around his waist… then grabbed the victim’s breasts and kissed her on her face. In the process of grabbing the victim’s breasts, the defendant ripped the victim’s telemetry sensors off her chest.”

The report states that Weber and the victim did not know each other, and it was just a random attack in the hospital.

Elena Mesa, the Director, Marketing and Public Relations with Bayfront Health released this statement:

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg takes seriously the safety of our patients. While we are unable to comment on individual patients due to federal patient privacy laws, we have in place training and education to help staff identify and, if necessary, intervene in a wide range of scenarios. We continuously assess these measures to ensure they are effective and responsive, and appreciate the continued dedication of our caregivers to the safety of our patients.