Hospital counselor charged with choking teen patient

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HARVEY, Ill. -- A counselor at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey is charged with aggravated battery for attacking a teenaged patient.

Police say Steven Pleasant flew into a rage when the boy asked for some orange juice.

It happened January 25.

Surveillance video showed the young patient being grabbed, thrown across the room and choked.

Staffers broke up the choke-hold and rescued the boy.

Investigators are still trying to determine what set off the attacker.

Pleasant has been fired.

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