Woman Bit Police Officers, Spit Blood at Them: Police

Hamden police have arrested a Branford woman who is accused of biting a police officer’s hand and leg and spitting blood-filled saliva at two police officers.

Police said they responded to 295 Treadwell St. at 11:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a fight in progress and found 21-year-old Wisdom South, who had facial injuries.

She told officers that she was assaulted, then attacked an officer, biting him in the hand and leg, and ran toward Treadwell Street, police said.

Moments after that happened, officers arrested South near Leeder Hill Drive, where she continued to assault officers, kicked one officer and spit blood-filled saliva into the face of two officers, according to police.

Shortly thereafter, South was taken to police headquarters and kicked and officer in the booking area and spit blood-filled saliva into another officer’s face, police said.

Police said they determined that South lied to police. They said she was not assaulted, but instead forced her way into the car belonging to an employee of a local business and the backpack from an employee, who chased South until she dropped the backpack, tripped on a curb and fell to the ground.

She then “spit blood” on another employee of a local business and threatened to stab him, police said.

South was charged with four counts of assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, burglary in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, threatening in the second degree, interfering with a police officer and breach of peace.

She was detained on a $100,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on May 26.

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