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Fort Lauderdale man charged with battery on paramedic

A Fort Lauderdale man with a false left eye was charged with battery after he struck a paramedic who was trying to give his girlfriend medical care early Thursday, police said.

According to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, paramedics were called to the residence at 1450 NW 21st St. for a medical emergency.

But while they were treating the woman, Darrell Luis Benbow began arguing with one of the paramedics. That’s when, according to the police report, Benbow, 37, struck the paramedic in the face with his open hand.

In addition to the batter charge, Benbow was charged with violation of probation and obstruction of a criminal investigation.

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