Md. police officer attacked with feces
By JOE E. CARMEAN JR.
Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times
SALISBURY, Md. – A woman was beaten and arrested after she smeared her feces on an officer who tried to question her for trespassing, police said Wednesday.
Tammy E. Johnson, 36, of Newark, Md., was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment for exposing the officer to a potential biohazard, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct, said Capt. Mark Tyler, Salisbury police spokesman.
Tyler said the incident began about 4 p.m. Saturday when officers were called to the 400 block of Cypress St. to confront a woman who was trespassing. The officer approached Johnson and asked her for identification.
“She continued to walk away, advising the officer that she had defecated on herself,” Tyler said. When the officer again asked for identification, the woman allegedly attacked him with excrement.
Tyler said the officer chased Johnson and attempted to subdue her.
“She resisted arrest, continued to smear the fecal matter on him and gouged and scratched him in the upper chest and neck,” he said. “The officer did use his pepper spray on the woman, which had no effect as she continued to fight. He then used his baton in the area of her legs until she finally stopped.”
At the end of the struggle, the officer and Johnson were covered with excrement, Tyler said. They were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.