A Wilton Manors man is facing several charges after he allegedly kicked a Delray Beach paramedic in the face and tried to head-butt a Delray Beach police officer, according to an arrest report.
Austin McCrater, 20, is facing two counts of battery on an officer, firefighter or EMT and one count of resisting an officer with violence and making threats against a public servant. McCrater was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Sunday after posting an $18,000 bond.
Delray Beach police were called to a Chevron gas station at 1909 West Atlantic Avenue, just east of Congress Avenue, at about 3 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of an intoxicated man asking customers for money, the report said.
McCrater told police he had consumed six beers and was looking for a way back to his halfway house. McCrater’s mother was called and she agreed to pick her son up, the report said.
During the wait for the mother, McCrater bolted in the direction of North Congress Avenue before he was stopped from running into the roadway by officers. While he was being walked to a patrol car, McCrater allegedly grabbed an officer by the bullet-proof vest.
McCrater was leg swept to the ground and arrested.
While he was being taken by ambulance to Delray Medical Center for evaluation, McCrater told an officer and paramedic that “he wanted to kill both of us and our families,” the report said.
After arriving at the hospital, McCrater allegedly kicked the paramedic in the face but failed in an attempt to head-butt the deputy.