Man Returns Home After Charges Are Dropped
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A man who allegedly impersonated a doctor in order to get kidney dialysis treatment was flown home to Baltimore today after hospital officials decided not to press burglary charges against him, authorities said.
Lawrence Roloff, 26, is expected to receive treatment at a Baltimore hospital, said Deputy Douglas County Attorney Marc Delman.
Roloff was arrested Saturday after he allegedly broke into offices at St. Joseph Hospital, posed as a doctor and tried to hook himself up to a dialysis machine. He had been held at the Douglas County Corrections Center until today.
St. Joseph spokesman Mike Wadum said the hospital helped pay for Roloff’s flight to Baltimore ″so he can continue his care.″
Roloff underwent dialysis at the hospital on Tuesday. Officials said they believed the treatment, which removes impurities from the blood that are normally removed by kidneys, was Roloff’s first in several weeks.