Man bites off NYPD officer's finger and swallows after being arrested for vandalism
An hour before the biting incident he was arrested for allegedly kicking the rear passenger door and windows of a 2003 BMW parked on E. 99th St.
A man, who had reportedly been arrested for vandalism, in Brooklyn, New York has been accused of biting off a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer's finger and swallowing it, according to reports.
34-year-old Ainsley Johnson allegedly bit off a part of the officer's middle finger at around 6 pm on Friday night, inside a Brooklyn police station while he was being cuffed and taken to his cell.
Reports state that the incident occurred when Johnson got into a fight with the 24-year-old officer who was trying to handcuff him and put him in a prison cell inside the station.
Johnson then reportedly began struggling with the officer who was attempting to escort him to a prison cell at the 69th Precinct in Canarsie, biting off the officer's finger, from the nail to the tip.
The police department said that even before authorities could try to retrieve the cut-off bit of the finger from Johnson's mouth, he swallowed it.
The officer was reportedly rushed to the to Kings County Hospital, while Johnson, who was also injured in the incident, was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.
The extent of his injuries were not disclosed, according to reports.
Johnson was later charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Reports state that about an hour before the incident he was arrested for allegedly kicking the rear passenger door and windows of a 2003 BMW parked on E. 99th St.
Reports state that he also went ahead and destroyed the owner's mailbox with a cement planter.
Johnson has had a history of multiple arrests. He was also taken into custody for raping a woman in Queens in 2008, according to the Daily Mail. His other crimes include driving without a license, forgery and resisting arrests.