Suspect fights, bites police before succumbing to arrest 

The chase, the brawl, the scrapes, the ripped shirt, the bite wound — cops had a brawl with a wanted man last week that was fit for the big screen.

Police reported Wednesday on an adventurous bust on the afternoon of Feb. 10 in which two plainclothes officers battled a brutal and elusive domestic violence suspect in the area of Van Ness Avenue and Washington Street.

The officers responded to a domestic violence call in a store around 3:45 p.m. The victim pointed to a male trying to escape through an emergency door, which led to a chase, police said.

“The suspect began to run through the store and around objects in the store to avoid being stopped by the police,” police said. “The police were able to grab a hold of the suspect’s shirt, but it ripped off.”

The suspect ran out of the store. Police caught up to him after a foot chase that lasted a couple blocks. Then the real action began.

The suspect wouldn’t give up, and the officers fought him “for at least a minute or two” before backup arrived, police said.

“That is a long time in a fight,” police said.

The cops suffered scrapes and a bite wound in the brawl. The suspect also suffered minor injuries.

The man was eventually taken into custody.

Cops discovered the suspect had outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was booked on several charges, including assault on an officer, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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