An illegal alien reportedly bit off an NYPD sergeant’s finger while being detained in a holding cell.
The grotesque attack occurred after 28-year-old Lenni Rodriguez-Cruz allegedly slammed into an NYPD vehicle and proceeded to smash into three other vehicles before coming to a stop.
An officer who was a witness to the gruesome attack stated “While being lodged in the precinct cells, the individual (Rodriguez-Cruz) began to act disorderly and bit off a portion of a sergeant’s finger causing a serious physical injury.”
Rodriguez is now facing a total of 10 charges which include DUI and assault with intent to cause disfigurement.
A Brooklyn man bit off the tip of an NYPD sergeant’s finger in a Queens police precinct holding cell after leading cops on a wild car chase.https://t.co/8780aHAKCF
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 23, 2023
Per Fox News:
A 28-year-old man allegedly slammed into an NYPD squad car and three other vehicles before his arrest on a slew of charges Wednesday – then bit off a piece of a police sergeant’s finger while in a holding cell.
Police arrested him after the crash and brought him to the 103rd Precinct building for processing, where he was accused of acting “disorderly” and then attacking the NYPD sergeant and biting off a chunk of his finger.
The charges include assault with intent to cause disfigurement, assaulting a police officer, injuring an on-duty officer, reckless endangerment, fleeing a traffic stop, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, driving while apparently impaired and refusing to take a breath test.
Rodriguez-Cruz has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is now being being held on a 350,000 bond.