A man being arrested for possessing cocaine last week tried to bite a San Francisco cop’s hand in an effort to eat and dispose of the drug, police said.
The desperate measure occurred following a traffic stop at Third and Bayview streets around 10:50 a.m. Thursday.
San Francisco police officers tried to pull over the man for a traffic violation, but he led them on a short chase, running through several stop signs and traveling 45 mph past a school, police said.
The man finally pulled over. While searching him, the cops found a rock of crack cocaine in his front pocket, police said.
“When the suspect saw what the officer had removed, he said an expletive and while handcuffed tried to bite at the officers hand to eat the narcotics,” police said.
He was not successful. The suspect lied about his identity, but police eventually discovered who he was through a booking photo. They learned he had been driving with a suspended license, police said.
Police also arrested a passenger in the car, who was a parolee with an outstanding narcotics warrant.
Both suspects were booked at Bayview Station.