Boston's bodybuilding firefighter in more trouble
BOSTON -- A former Boston firefighter who lost his job after he participated in a bodybuilding contest despite claiming he was permanently disabled was arrested at a hospital emergency room for allegedly violating a restraining order taken out by a former girlfriend.
Albert Arroyo was arrested at Faulkner Hospital on Sunday night after repeatedly calling the woman, driving by her home and hiding behind a hall door in her apartment building despite the restraining order that was issued on Oct. 28, Boston police said Monday.
On Sunday evening, the woman called police to report she had seen the 46-year-old Arroyo of Boston's Roslindale neighborhood behind her apartment. Officers who responded at the scene spoke to Arroyo, who said he was at the Faulkner Hospital emergency room, police said in a statement.
Arroyo was admitted in the hospital after telling officers who arrested him there that he was suffering from depression. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
Arroyo applied to the Boston Retirement Board for a disability pension, saying he slipped on a staircase March 21. A doctor determined Arroyo was "totally and permanently disabled."
Just weeks later, though, he participated in a bodybuilding contest.
It was not immediately clear if Arroyo has legal representation. An attorney who represents him in his disability dispute said he has not been hired to deal with the criminal charges.
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