Schizophrenia or Public Intoxication?

A schizophrenic man had somehow wandered onto a locked campus. Once on the campus, it was impossible to get out unless by escort.

Confused and delusional, the man grabbed the arm of a passerby wanting help. The person clamored for the building seeking refuge from the man.

The cops were called. An expert in mental health informed the cops that the person was delusional and was a sufferer of schizophrenia.

The cops disregarded this expert diagnosis and decided to charge the man with public intoxication.

This is just another example of someone with a mental illness being hauled to jail instead of receiving adequate treatment.

What would you have done if you were in the same situation?

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