2 women charged in assaults against Mayo Clinic workers

Two women have been charged in separate assaults against healthcare workers at a Mayo Clinic Health System hospital in Mankato, Minn., the Mankato Free Press reported Jan. 11. 

Jennifer Spooner, 20, was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor assault. She allegedly bit a nurse's fingertip in the emergency department at the Mankato hospital and bit and scratched a second nurse when they tried to restrain her. 

Tiffany Pearl Robitaille, 19, was charged with felony threats of violence and misdemeanor assault. She allegedly used her hospital bed to block the door of her room. When staffers tried to move it, she spit on the arm of one employee and attempted to bite her. Additionally, she reportedly grabbed the groin and scratched the hand of a security supervisor and threatened to kill staff. 

Mayo Clinic told Becker's the health system does not comment on pending legal matters.

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