Sheriff's Office: 'Unruly' man bites deputy at IHOP
TERREBONNE PARISH, L.A. (NBC) -- A deputy was bitten by an unruly man outside an IHOP restaurant in Terrebonne Parish Saturday night, leading to two arrests, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A deputy was working an off-duty security detail at the restaurant Saturday night when he encountered two men, identified as 22-year-old Charles Grasso III and his father, 54-year-old Charles Grasso Jr., who appeared to be intoxicated and becoming unruly.
When approached by the deputy, the Sheriff’s Office said, the men became aggressive and attacked the deputy.
Charles Grasso III bit the deputy's face during the encounter and attempted to remove the deputy's weapon from his holster, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Grasso Jr. also struck the deputy in the face.
The bitten deputy was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
Once additional deputies arrived at the scene, the father and son were arrested and taken to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex
Grasso III was arrested on charges of resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, public intimidation of a peace officer, disturbing the peace by intoxication, entering and remaining after being forbidden, attempted disarming of a police officer and simple battery.
Grasso Jr. was arrested on charges of resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, public intimidation of a peace officer, disturbing the peace by intoxication and entering and remaining after being forbidden.
A similar incident of a man biting a deputy happened the following day. A deputy was bitten by a wanted man in Dulac. The deputy went to the hospital for his injuries.