North Carolina woman, angered over wait time, set off sprinklers, flooded ER

North Carolina woman, angered over wait time, set off sprinklers, flooded ER
Kaitlyn Milligan, sprinkler whisperer. (Image via MyFoxNY.com)

[Ed. – Textbook case of “sloppy impulse control”?]

A woman frustrated with long wait times in a hospital emergency room held a lighter to a sprinkler, dousing the entire ER in water, according to police.

A police report says “copious amounts of water” flooded the emergency room. The responding officer called the scene “chaotic and disastrous” when he got there, as employees rushed to move patients from the ER to a conference area.

Police say Katlyn Milligan, 20, told them she’d been in Carolinas HealthCare System – Blue Ridge in Morganton, North Carolina for at least 90 minutes, waiting for her mother’s girlfriend to be treated for a back problem.

They say that Milligan said she grew impatient, so she went to the women’s bathroom, turned a trash can upside down, stood on it, and held a lighter to a sprinkler for at least a minute. …

Milligan told police she’d been charged in Florida before for making a bomb threat.

When reached for comment she said, “I’m sorry I don’t want to be bothered.”

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