My thoughts are the same as others. The story is so absurd it doesn't sound like it is being reported properly.
I once had a patient call security screaming I was "withholding his inhaler from him." He was mad that I took too long (about a half minute) to get the inhaler from his med bin. I was standing next to him with the inhaler as he continued his 5 minute screaming rant, uninterrupted, that he had COPD, he was dying, and I was withholding his medication.
I'm sure the person on the other end of the phone line surely would think I was an incompetent, negligent nurse if he believed the story he was being told. This particular patient had a tendency to go a little scooters when he was on steroids; by lunch he was profusely apologizing.
In any case, anyone with an acute asthma attack is going to get their inhaler if I have anything to do with it, regardless of signatures.