The Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested a Vietnamese-American man for allegedly rampaging at a hospital and stealing a taxi on Saturday.
Cao Dinh Khoi’s relatives had taken him into the Orthopedics and Traumatology Hospital in District 5 for treatment for a severed left little finger but the 38-year-old man did not allow medical personnel to treat him. He screamed and threatened to attack anyone coming near him with a pair of scissors he found in there.
Khoi, 38, then ran out of the hospital, jumped into a taxi parked there, pushed the driver out and drove away.
The police said the car was found later on a street kilometers away.
At 3 p.m. the police found Khoi getting treatment at the Viet-Phap Hospital in District 7, a dozen kilometers from the previous hospital.
The man was taken to a police station for questioning after a successful surgery to attach his finger.
It is not known what caused his finger to be severed or his rampage.