Giants reliever Chad Gaudin is charged with one count of open and gross lewdness, after an incident at a Las Vegas emergency room way back in January. It's a bizarre story that has somehow been kept quiet for six months.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news today, and it is...something.
According to police, Gaudin was drunk about 4:30 a.m. when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, three miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.
The woman told police she was lying on a gurney in the emergency room lobby when Gaudin appeared, told her “she was gorgeous” and touched her face and breast, she said.
A witness heard Gaudin say, “I will take care of you, don’t worry about them,” to the woman and then saw him touch her face, leg and breast, according to a police report.
Hospital security tackled Gaudin and held him down until the arrival of police, who noted in their report that he "was still yelling and using profanity" when they showed up. The most obvious question is: Why was a perfectly healthy Chad Gaudin at a hospital at 4:30 in the morning?
“I asked Gaudin several times how he ended up at the hospital and each time he told me that he didn’t know,” the officer wrote.
Gaudin and his wife—who got married at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2011—own a home in Henderson.
Though the arrest was made on Jan. 27—a month after the journeyman signed with San Francisco—Gaudin was not charged until earlier this month.
Giants pitcher charged with lewdness in Las Vegas [Las Vegas Review-Journal]