Police: Man impersonated paramedic, gave bad advice

A Middletown man is facing criminal charges for not only falsely claiming to be a paramedic, but for allegedly telling a person with a medical emergency that they did not have to go to a hospital, according to police.

Zachary Charles Helsel, 20, had provided medical treatment to the unidentified person on Dec. 4, according to Swatara Township police.

After Helsel's alleged diagnosis, however, police said the victim's condition continued to worsen and he had to be transported to a hospital by ambulance.

Helsel was charged Dec. 10 with misdemeanor counts of impersonating a public servant and reckless endangerment.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled Jan. 22.


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