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Man Bites Omaha Officer, Swallows Crack During Arrest

OMAHA, Neb. --

Officers said a man acting suspiciously bit an officer after they got into a struggle with him.

The officers on patrol near 42nd and Hamilton streets said they found a suspicious person behind the Walnut Hills apartments around 11:30 p.m.

When they tried to talk to the man, officers said they got into a struggle with him.

Police said numerous people came out of the apartments and started to throw rocks at the officers. That’s when they asked for additional units and issued a “help an officer” call.

Authorities said the suspect, Renauld Fox, 41, bit Officer Chad Frodyma on the hand. Fox then put suspected crack cocaine in his mouth and swallowed it, according to a news release from police.

Police said officers deployed a Taser on Fox and he was taken into custody.

Fox was taken to Creighton University Medical Center for his injuries and ingestion of a controlled substance, police said.

Authorities said Fox was booked on charges of obstructing police, resisting arrest and assault on an officer.

Police said Pamela Williams, 51, was arrested on a charge of failure to disperse.

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