Woman bit officer at oyster festival in New York, police say

Credit: Dianne Manson

Credit: Dianne Manson

A New York woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly biting a police officer at an oyster festival, News12 Long Island reported.

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Molly Dutrow, 24, was arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree identity theft, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, four counts of petty larceny, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with an injury and unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to Nassau County police, Dutrow refused to pay the $10 parking fee at the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay as she was leaving the lot at 5:15 p.m., Newsday reported.

As Dutrow pulled away, her vehicle brushed against the parking attendant and knocked her down, the newspaper reported. The attendant suffered minor injuries to her leg, police said.

An officer spotted Dutrow's Dodge Dart a short distance from the parking lot and tried to arrest her, Newsday reported

Dutrow then allegedly bit an officer on the hand and resisted arrest, News12 Long Island reported.

"When the officer came, she ran and they chased her and captured her," police spokesman Detective Vincent Garcia said. "She bit the officer in the left hand."

Police said Dutrow was driving on a suspended license and had two marijuana joints in her pocket, Newsday reported. While in the back seat of the police cruiser, officer noticed Dutrow “wriggling about” and found a small bag of marijuana that had not been there before, police said.

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