Baltimore County just got the largest hospital bill it has ever received for the medical care of someone in police custody -- $126,220.06.
The bill covers services for a 20-year-old Owings Mills man who was arrested and charged with stealing a Porsche 968 at gunpoint from the lot at a Reisterstown car dealership on Jan. 20.
The man tried to hang himself in his cell at the Garrison police station lockup on Jan. 26.
According to police spokesman E. Jay Miller, other inmates yelled for help. Two officers found the man hanging by a strip of blanket knotted around the bar above the cellblock doorway. They pulled him down, and he was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he lingered for one month. He died on Feb. 25, according to county police.