Before removing the cannula from his arm and leaving the ward, Adrian Lebzuch (32) had been shouting and swearing at staff who were trying to help him. He was eventually found in the corridors of the mental health unit and escorted from the hospital.
When police arrived to take he became aggressive once more and, from a sitting position, head butted one officer in the groin.
Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, Lebzuch, 9 Elizabeth Crescent, Camelon, had pled guilty to the assaults he committed at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and acting in a racially aggravated manner on trip to the police station on July 19.
The court heard Lebzuch, who runs his own business, was receiving treatment in the accident and emergency unit when he took exception to the care he was being given – or not being given.
The procurator fiscal depute said: “The accused was receiving treatment from witnesses, but during the procedure he became disgruntled with his treatment and began to shout and swear, saying he was not getting the treatment he wished for.
“This was heard by other staff members and young children. He then removed the cannula from his arm and blood was spurting all over.”
While staff tried to stem the flow of blood with gauze, Lebzuch continued behaving in an aggressive manner towards staff and hospital security was contacted for assistance.
However, before they arrived Lebzuch left the A&E treatment area.
A search of the hospital was conducted and he was eventually traced to the mental health unit.
“The witness attempted to speak to him, but he began shouting and swearing at him,” said the procurator fiscal depute. “The accused was then escorted back to A&E to ensure he no longer required treatment.
“While on the way back to the ward he continued to act in an aggressive manner. When it was stated he required no further treatment he was then escorted outside to await the arrival of police.
"Officers arrived and found the accused with staff, behaving in an aggressive manner, flailing his arms around in front of security staff. The accused became hostile towards police officers, shouting and swearing and making threats to harm them.
“He required to be placed in handcuffs due to his behaviour. While he was sitting on the ground, the accused managed to head butt a police officer to his groin area.”
Lebuzuch’s behaviour did not improve in the back of the police vehicle on the way to the police station and he racially abused an officer.
The court heard Lebzuch had not coped very well during the COVID-10 lockdown and was affected by the impact it had on his business.
He offered his apologies to the police officer he head butted in the groin.
Sheriff Derek Livingston placed Lebzuch on a community payback order with the condition he complete 160 hours unpaid work within 12 months.