Fort Erie man bites cop’s leg


Published February 1, 2022 at 1:45 pm

An afternoon of day-drinking between a Fort Erie father and son took a bizarre turn when the Niagara Police showed up and one officer got bitten on the leg.

Police were called to the scene in the Central Avenue and Bertie Street area of town on January 31 just before 8 pm after an assault was called in.

The police arrived to discover a man in his 60s “been drinking with his adult son during the day” and that the two came to blows during an argument. The father had allegedly been “headbutted in the face” by the son. He didn’t need medical attention.

However, the situation elevated quickly when the son charged out of the front door, hitting an officer as he stormed out, causing the officer to fall off the porch.

When the pair of officers attempted to subdue the man who “was struggling violently,” one of the officers was bitten on the leg. He was later treated at the hospital.

A 36-year-old Fort Erie man has been charged with assault and two counts of assaulting a peace officer.

He was held in custody for a bail hearing and will appear via video link to the courthouse in St. Catharines today (February 1).

The police are not releasing the name of the arrested man to protect the identity of his father.

Anyone with information about this incident can call 905-688-4111, extension 1022300.

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