Oddly enough, this wasn’t a Trump-related meltdown, but he’ll probably blame the president after he spend a couple of years in prison.
A drunken and belligerent reporter for the New York Daily News was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sneaking into the hospital room of a teenager and then fleeing the scene, sources said.
Aaron Showalter, 41, was charged with criminal trespass, driving while intoxicated and a slew of other crimes after the chaotic scene that unfolded at Long Island Jewish Hospital in Queens, according to police sources.
The reporter initially entered the pediatric intensive care unit by presenting himself as a “friend of the family” and began to question the boy’s family, the sources said.
The ailing teen was recovering after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Jamaica, Queens on Wednesday.
The teen’s family then asked Showalter who he was and he admitted to being a reporter for the Daily News.
When hospital security arrived and asked to see the reporter’s ID — he took off running, the sources said.
Showalter dashed to the parking lot and hopped into his car in an attempt to escape, leading to a wild chase.
“He was driving like a crazy person,” one police source told The Post.
Meanwhile, the hospital called 911 and a police commander from a local precinct happened to be at the hospital and responded to the scene.
The commander then blocked the exit to the parking lot and asked Showalter to exit the vehicle.
“What did I do?” Showalter asked the commander, according to the sources.
The reporter smelled of alcohol and was acting belligerent.
When the commander searched his car he found a half-empty bottle of Taaka vodka, sources said.
It appears Mr. Showalter has some issues judging by his Net Neutrality derangement:
@AjitPaiFCC Mr. Pai, respectfully, will you please answer your phone for both a concerned constituent (though not really, because you weren't elected), and a professional member of the news media?
— Aaron Showalter (@othershow) December 13, 2017
We cannot believe Ajit Pai isn’t taking his calls.
This is an Internet emergency. Less than 48 hours left until the vote to kill #NetNeutrality. #BreakTheInternet to demand that Congress #StopTheFCC. Take action: https://t.co/aCYhD6gH7y via @IDLtweets
— Aaron Showalter (@othershow) December 12, 2017
His Twitter feed is filled with deranged Net Neutrality nonsense.
Remember, these guys are Democrat activists with bylines. Or at least he was until Thursday.
His last tweet before his drunken rampage was on Net Neutrality, of course. Did that send him over the edge?
Uh, wow…. https://t.co/BexC99FBrb
— Aaron Showalter (@othershow) December 14, 2017