Police in America certainly experience some of the stranger facets of our diverse society, and, as such, are often put into situations that ordinary Americans aren’t.
The sheer stress of encountering numerous dangerous and deranged people, day in and day out, is alarming to begin with, but when you add drugs and alcohol to the situation, things can get downright scary for our men and women behind the badge.
Such is the case of one Ohio man who was approached by State Trooper Lance Deshuk in the middle of the street after complaints of the man’s drunken behavior were lodged with the police. What happened next was unbelievable, and now Cornelius Carey Jr. has much larger problems than his hangover.
“A Lorain County grand jury has handed up an indictment against an Elyria man who bit part of a State Highway Patrol trooper’s ear off while attacking him.
“Cornelius Carey Jr. is charged with felonious assault, three counts of kidnapping, obstructing official business and resisting arrest, court records say.
“He is currently in Lorain County Jail on a $1 million bond.
“The scuffle happened about 7:15 a.m. Jan. 11 on Diagonal Road just north of Biggs Road, Highway Patrol said.
“Prosecutors requested Carey undergo tests for communicable diseases, court records say. Bennett received the lab results Thursday, but they are confidential and can not be shared or released for any reason, court records say.”
Deshuk is expected to fully recover, and will likely have one heck of a story for his grandkids when they ask about his unique ear.
As for Cornelius Cary Jr., the Mike Tyson wannabe in our story, there is a silver lining: The food in prison will be much finer than what he was dining on while still a free man.