An Indiana man is now facing more charges after he spit in the face and mouth of a police officer, telling his arresting officer that he had Hepatitis C.
Police say 27-year-old Anthony Hopkins was arrested after assaulting a woman and then trying to scramble away from the cops. When police arrived, a 25-year-old woman ran over to them, yelling “He’s going to kill me!” She told officers that he had hit her in the face several times and dragged her by her hair across the floor.
Police used a dog to track down the fleeing assailant and found him in a basement crawl space. The man sustained bite wounds from the dog after he refused to come out.
Once the officers got him out, Hopkins spit blood into an officer’s face and mouth, saying “F*** you, I hope you die.”
The officer then tried to lead Hopkins up the stairs and the suspect began to struggle, causing both him and the officer to tumble down the steps.
Once outside, Hopkins turned to the officer and said “You know I have Hep C” as he spit more blood on the back of the patrol car. He added “I hope you get Hep C and give it to your wife and kids. Once I get out of here I’m going to kill you and your family.”
It’s unclear if Hopkins does in fact have Hepatitis C.
Hopkins has been charged with battery by bodily waste, intimidation, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
He has a fairly extensive rap sheet, having been convicted of burglary, battery, stolen property, and driving while intoxicated. He is being held on $21,500 bond.