10/09/2010

Man seeking PCP punches cop, bites K-9

Yelled "I need a bag of dust," and then punched the cop in the face

By Bob Connors
NBC Connecticut

It's often said if a dog bites a man it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, you've got a story. Well, here is that story.

West Haven, Conn., Officer Scott Bloom was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking toward him. Lewis yelled out, "I need a bag of dust," referring to angel dust, or PCP, according to police.

Lewis, 23, walked toward the officer and reached into his waistband, police said, and the officer grabbed Lewis's arms and told him to stop. That's when Lewis punched officer Bloom in the face, according to police.

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