Deputies went to Palms West Hospital at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning for a theft complaint, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies found out Rhoderick Manhattan, a physician’s assistant, was seen by two hospital employees placing stolen medical equipment in a silver Jaguar XF with the Pennsylvania Tag # KLZ4980.
After searching the car, deputies found the following items:
The medical equipment is worth over $500, according to the sheriff's office. Theft of medical equipment over $300 is normally a second-degree felony, and a “state of emergency” enhancement makes it a first-degree felony.
Manhattan was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of larceny of emergency equipment and grand theft of emergency equipment during a state of emergency.
He's being held on a $15,000 bond.