DOCUMENT: Revolting, Crime

Man Takes Bite Out Of Crime(Fighter)

Skull bone exposed after cop chomping

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MAY 10--A man fueled by an extensive cocktail of party drugs attacked a cop at a music festival and bit a large chunk from the officer’s head, exposing the victim’s skull bone, according to a criminal complaint.

Responding late Sunday to a disturbance at the Sol Fest Music & Arts Festival in Ponce de Leon, Florida, police encountered James Michael Anderson, 35, who reportedly admitted using LSD, ketamine, mushrooms, Ecstasy, and PCP that evening.

Investigators allege that the 6’ 1”, 280-pound Anderson, who was volunteering at the festival, attacked a male cop from behind and tried to dislodge his firearm from its holster.

It was during that confrontation when Anderson bit the deputy and “removed a large portion of flesh exposing [the victim’s] skull bone,” the complaint alleges.  

Anderson was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he reportedly admitted to biting the deputy and “complained that he had hair in his teeth.”

Anderson, cops noted, also moaned that police were at the music festival making drug crime arrests. “Ya’ll only did this to make the Baptists happy,” he declared, according to the court filing.

Pictured above, Anderson was charged with two felonies: aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Locked up in the county jail, he is scheduled for a June 5 arraignment. Anderson lives in Westville, a Florida Panhandle town near the music festival grounds.

The officer who was bitten was treated for his injuries at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and later released. Prosecutors have filed a motion seeking court-ordered tests to determine whether Anderson’s alleged biting could have exposed the cop to various bloodborne pathogens.

A gory police evidence photo shows the injury suffered by the officer. (3 pages)