Vero Beach Woman Calls 911 from Indian River Medical Center

Woman refuses to leave Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.
Woman refuses to leave Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – On Sunday, a woman was arrested at Indian River Medical Center after being told to leave, but that’s when she called 911.

Tina Marie Hobgood, of Vero Beach, was charged with Abuse of 911 and Trespassing by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Medical staff informed a deputy that Hobgood, 32, was treated and refused to leave, according to the report.

“I made contact with Tina who [was] asleep and told her she had been treated and the staff wanted her to leave,” the deputy said.

According to the deputy, Hobgood appeared to be under the influence of some type of unknown substance. She said she did not have a ride to leave the hospital, the report said.

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The deputy asked Hobgood repeatedly to leave the property but said she had nowhere to go.

Hobgood, who told the deputy she was unemployed, asked to use the phone in the emergency room lobby, according to the report.

However, instead of calling someone to pick her up, Hobgood called 911 and told them she was not causing any problems and wanted to stay in the building.

Hobgood was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail.


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Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.