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Man Asks Officer for Drugs; Bites K9

Man Asks Officer for Drugs; Bites K9

Dog-biting suspect Roderick Lewis in an undated police photo.

Associated Press

October 08, 2010

WEST HAVEN, CT – It’s often said if a dog bites a man it’s not news, but if a man bites a dog, you’ve got a story. Well, here is that story.

West Haven, Conn., Officer Scott Bloom was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking toward him. Lewis yelled out, “I need a bag of dust,” referring to angel dust, or PCP, according to police.

Lewis, 23, walked toward the officer and reached into his waistband, police said, and the officer grabbed Lewis’s arms and told him to stop. That’s when Lewis punched officer Bloom in the face, according to police.

Onyx, the police dog, jumped from Bloom’s cruiser and attacked the suspect, latching onto his leg, according to police. But then Lewis did his own chomping, biting into the dog’s side, police said. Lewis didn’t let go until the officer was able to pull him off the dog, police said.

Lewis was charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and cruelty to animals.

Officer Bloom and Onyx were treated for their injuries.


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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    If Officer Bloom hadn't had a K-9 partner, who knows how bad this could have turned out for him ?? Great work by Onyx !!!!

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    Drill_Sergeant

    over 3 years ago

    142 Comments

    2 to the chest, 1 to the head.

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    KAICHARESE

    over 3 years ago

    2780 Comments

    wow

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    Migs

    over 3 years ago

    1276 Comments

    Doesn't surprise me. Speedy recovery to both ofc. Bloomr and Onyx!

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    Kitten81

    over 3 years ago

    1252 Comments

    What a major peice of crud. Shouldn't he be charged with assault on two officers? Good job to Onyx though...he saw his partner needed help and he went for it.

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    RogueSailor

    over 3 years ago

    1262 Comments

    poor puppy! good job officer! what a creep!

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23118 Comments

    What a lowlife piece of shit.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Talk about way out in left field....

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    TimTheTanker

    over 3 years ago

    112 Comments

    I would have responded in kind, escalated the force. It doesn't say however, what all occured in his getting this pos of off his partner and restrained. Crazy people!

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    Destined4SWAT

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    If it was me bringing charges I'd charge him with two counts of Assaulting a Police Officer.

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    Destined4SWAT

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    What a moron. Dude needs his head slapped straight.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    take this idiots pic down quickly pls

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41186 Comments

    Not the brightest star in the galaxy. Dust will do that to you!!! Glad the injuries were minor!!!

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    madog87

    over 3 years ago

    894 Comments

    hope somebody gets video of round two with the SO special operations dogs cause i doubt this pos is done

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    bumperdog831

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    i think he had already found his bag of "dust"

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