According to Jeremy Pawloski of The Olympian, Lacey police were dispatched Wednesday night to a home where a man was apparently throwing furniture in his yard. While we weren't aware that throwing furniture in one's yard is illegal (damn, there go our weekend plans), we certainly know that assaulting police officers is a no-no -- and that's exactly what police say the 66-year-old man they encountered upon arrival did.
As The Olympian notes, when officers arrived on the scene they found "a door, a bed, broken glass and numerous other items in the home's yard." But the man apparently responsible for the mess was nowhere to be found -- so cops decided to venture inside.
From The Olympian:
After several attempts to contact the man, officers decided to enter the residence to check on his well being. The man blocked the door to his bedroom, and officers unsuccessfully deployed a Taser after the man later ran down a hallway in an attempt to flee.
The suspect ran into one officer, pushing her down on the ground as he held onto her legs. The officer was treated at a hospital for a minor concussion, neck injury and bruised face. The man kicked the other officer and bit his right arm as the officer tried to handcuff him.
While we always enjoy a good biting story, this one leaves more questions than answers. Why was the man throwing furniture in his yard? Why did he barricade himself inside his home? Why was a Taser used (unsuccessfully)?
Perhaps the only good news is neither officer was seriously injured, and according to The Olympian, the bite in question didn't break the skin.