ASH patient attacks elderly worker

February 26, 2016

ASHAn Atascadero State Hospital patient attacked an elderly psychiatric technician Wednesday night, leaving the ASH employee hospitalized in the intensive care unit. [KSBY]

The patient attacked a male psychiatric technician in a hallway at ASH shortly after 9:30 p.m., according to the California Department of State Hospitals. Three other staffers who responded to the attack suffered minor injuries.

State hospital police arrested the patient for assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. Officers booked the patient into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

The county sheriff’s office website states hospital police arrested Henry Pellouchoud Scholten, 36. Scholten was booked in jail early Thursday morning on charges of battery causing serious bodily injury, elder abuse resulting in great bodily injury, assault causing great bodily injury and three counts of misdemeanor battery.

Scholten is listed as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He remains in jail with his bail set at $50,000.

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Another elderly retiree with a disability bonus check in the making. I think we need to revisit the social correctness fund. It may be that a firing squad is all that the budget can afford.

When are we going to stop calling them patients and start calling them inmates? Enough already!

County of SLO Social Services calls their recipients “participants”… I guess holding your hand out qualifies for participation!

Call me what you want…

Everyone missed the point- “he was attacked in the hallway”. These people who are worse than most normal people in a regular prison setting, are allowed to freely walk in hallways without any restraints like handcuffs.

The reason for that is because they are “patients” not prisoners. That is why the number of attacks are actually higher than in a prison.

Why in the world is this man still alive? He is not going to “recover”. He will never be a productive part of society. He is a danger to everyone around him.

A perfect candidate for the next mission to Pluto.

……waiting for someone to mention that nutjob has a bail opportunity.

what is “elderly” ? how old is the attackee ?

He’s in his 60s.

that’s freakin’ great……..i’m elderly

thanks i think

Elderly would not be around the crazy, violent ASH clients. Who is captain of this ship anyway?