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Man bites officer after refusing to leave ER, Burbank police say

July 10, 2012 |  9:24 am

A Burbank police officer was bit on the hand over the weekend after attempting to get a man who had his pants down to leave a hospital emergency room.

At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Demetrius Adam Moser, 41, was allegedly smoking in the emergency room of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and refused to leave, Police Lt. Eduardo Ruiz said. When officers approached Moser and asked him to leave, he complied.

But an hour later police were again called to the emergency room because Moser had allegedly returned and refused to leave, the Burbank Leader reported.

"[Hospital] staff wanted Moser off the property as he was trespassing at this point," Ruiz said.

When officers arrived, Ruiz said Moser's pants were around his knees and he refused to leave.

As the officers were taking Moser into custody, he allegedly bit one of the officers on the hand, Ruiz said.

The 24-year-old officer, who was not identified, sustained minor injuries.

Moser was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and assault on an officer, Ruiz said.


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