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Man Having Car Towed Bites Officer In Springfield (VA)


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SPRINGFIELD, VA—A man is facing assault charges after causing a commotion during a car towing and biting an officer Monday, Fairfax County Police say.


A tow truck driver was repossessing a car in the 8600 block of Beech Hollow Lane around 10:18 p.m. when a man assaulted him. An officer arrived to find the man in his car and refusing to get out as it was being towed.


After asking him several times to leave the vehicle, the man continued to refuse. At that time the officer took the man's arm and began to pull him out of the car. While doing so, the man bit the officer's hand. Officers ended up using pepper spray and a baton to get the man out and into custody.


Winston Gadd, 65, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and assault on a law enforcement officer.



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A great example of why here in TX you can't breach the peace while repossessing a vehicle.  The police here would have made the driver release the vehicle and leave the scene.  Hey; I don't wanna get bit, either! ;)



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