Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin charged with lewdness after touching woman in hospital
Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin was charged with lewdness after police reported him touching the breast of a woman on a gurney in a Las Vegas hospital in January, as first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Gaudin, 30, was arrested by Las Vegas police on Jan. 27. The arrest was not publicized at the time. The Clark County District Attorney's office filed charges of open and gross lewdness earlier this month.
From the Review-Journal:
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.
A paramedic also saw the incident and told Gaudin to stay away from the woman, but Gaudin refused. Hospital security held Gaudin down until police arrived.
“Gaudin was still yelling and using profanity,” when police arrived, the arresting officer wrote in his report.
“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 appeared to be intoxicated. He had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, trouble standing still, obeying commands, an odor of alcoholic beverages and couldn’t repeat his house number, where he lives, the same way twice in a row.”
Police did not say why the victim was hospitalized, citing privacy laws.
Gaudin owns a home in Henderson, Nev. with his wife, Syndal, according to the Review-Journal. The right-hander has appeared in 23 games -- including five starts -- for the Giants this season. He previously pitched for the Rays, Blue Jays, A's, Cubs, Padres, Yankees, Nationals and Marlins in 11 seasons.