A suspect was arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., on criminal mischief charges Friday and ended up biting off and swallowing the tip of a middle finger of a police officer who was escorting him to his jail cell, authorities said. The suspect, Ainsley Johnson, 34, swallowed the fingertip before police could retrieve it, the New York Daily News reported citing information from police.
Johnson had been arrested an hour earlier for breaking the window of a resident’s BMW and crushing the victim’s mailbox during an argument, the paper reported. Johnson reportedly did not know the victim.
Johnson was charged with criminal mischief. A scuffle broke out at the precinct when an officer tried to re-cuff the suspect, and the two fell to the floor.
Police sources say Johnson then bit off the fingertip of the cop, who was rushed to the hospital. Johnson also was rushed to a hospital for injuries suffered as officers subdued him.
The suspect was further charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.