Sex offender arrested at MGH after making threats, refusing to leave
BOSTON -- A Level 3 sex offender was arrested at Massachusetts General Hospital Sunday and charged with trespassing and other offenses Monday.
Francis Pelosi, 56, of Boston, was held on $1,000 cash bail Monday at his Boston Municipal Court arraignment for trespassing, disorderly conduct, threats to commit a crime, possession of a Class E substance and larceny under $250.
Judge Edward Redd denied a request by Assistant D.A. Patrick Devlin that Pelosi have his open bail for failing to register as a sex offender be revoked.
Pelosi was arrested after refusing to leave the hospital emergency department around 7 p.m. Sunday.
He reportedly stated that he would kill the chief of the Chelsea Police Department.
Pelosi locked himself in a hospital men’s room for about 10 minutes when Boston police arrived at the scene.
Next to his suitcase outside the restroom were a pair of hospital scrubs and a pair of hospital signs for the social work, psychiatry, and behavioral health departments.
After an additional seven or eight minutes, the officers forced their way into the restroom and ordered Pelosi to wash his hands and leave. Instead, Pelosi allegedly began to pack and unpack his suitcase while verbally abusing the officers.
After being escorted from the building with multiple warnings to leave or be arrested, Pelosi allegedly called the officers a group of losers and tried once more to enter the hospital. After about 45 minutes of unsuccessful negotiations, police arrested him.
During a search of his property, authorities recovered a bottle of MGH hydrogen peroxide, a small baggie of marijuana, and approximately 250 pills of various types.
Pelosi was represented by attorney Steven Kim, who said his client did nothing illegal. Kim said his client came to the emergency room seeking treatment after being beaten up by a group of men in Chelsea.
He will return to court Nov. 19.
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