A MAN is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court this month accused of biting a female off-duty police officer on the arm early last month.
Police allege the 33-year-old Kinross man attacked the detective, aged in her 30s, after she confronted him when he was allegedly acting aggressively in the middle of Blue Mountain Drive in Joondalup on March 3. He is accused of kicking the passenger door of her vehicle while her child was inside the car after 5pm.
Senior Sergeant Brad Burnett said the victim identified herself as a police officer before trying to detain the man.
“She was concerned he was going to attack an elderly man across the street,” he said.
In the process of his arrest, he allegedly bit hard onto the woman’s arm causing enough pressure to result in significant bruising.
Another off duty officer stopped to help at the scene.
Police charged the man with assaulting a public officer, obstructing a public officer, criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.
He faced Perth Magistrates Court on March 4 and is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on April 21.