Two Los Angeles police officers were treated for bite wounds after a crazed robbery suspect bit them during a takedown that involved over half a dozen cops, while a bystander filmed the whole ordeal.
The incident occurred Monday night at a cellphone store in the Tarzana neighborhood. The suspect was described as a 30-year-old man, and the police reportedly had to use a stun gun to take him down.
KTLA5 News reported:
Two officers responded to a robbery in progress at the AT&T Store at 18640 Ventura Blvd around 7:15 p.m., said Sgt. Chad Lewis with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The pair happened to be blocks away and were able to arrive at the scene within minutes. As they were trying to arrest the suspect, who had begun loading products into a bag, the man bit them, according to investigators.
“The lady who was working at the store observed him acting suspiciously, at which time he put an item inside his backpack,” Lewis said. “She got scared,” so she activated the store’s panic alarm.
One 35-year-old male officer was suffering multiple bite wounds, while a second officer was also treated for bite marks, according to Tony Im in the LAPD’s media relations department.