FL doctor charged with damaging medical centers

An unemployed anesthesiologist with a troubled history has been arrested on charges that he threatened former co-workers at a Florida hospital and broke windows at medical centers in two counties.

The anesthesiologist, Dr. Benjamin Sanchez, was fired from Anesthesia Associates of Pinellas County (FL) in September 2005 after a colleague wrote an email saying he was at risk to become violent. Sanchez sued the colleague.

In the recent incident, Sanchez showed up at the anesthesia building at Clearwater, FL-based Morton Plant Hospital and threatened employees, despite an injunction forbidding him to visit the facility. Two days later he returned and broke windows at the hospital.

To learn more about Sanchez's troubles:
- read this St. Petersburg Times piece

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