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La Mesa Police report an attempted robbery in the parking lot outside Bank of America at Grossmont Center. Just before 10 a.m. this morning, a female left her car and approached the bank, carrying a plainly visible deposit bag. A male suspect approached while pretending to converse on his cell phone, then reached out to snatch the deposit bag as he passed.

A struggle over the bag ensued, with the victim biting her attacker, causing him to release his grip on the bag and flee. He headed north on Center Street toward Grossmont Center Drive by foot, and no getaway vehicle was seen, though a search of the area did not result in an arrest.

No photos or surveillance video of the suspect was available. Per the La Mesa Police, “The suspect was described as a Black male adult, 5-10 to 5-11, thin build, wearing a yellow and black baseball cap, a tank top (unknown color), yellow and black short pants, knee high white socks and Nike tennis shoes.” He may also have teeth marks on his right arm above the wrist.

Individuals with further information are urged to contact the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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MURPHYJUNK June 23, 2011 @ 8:07 a.m.

swapping body fluids with a stranger is not a good plan

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SurfPuppy619 June 23, 2011 @ 10:57 a.m.

swapping body fluids with a stranger is not a good plan

============== Human bites are EXTREMELY dangerous because the bacteria in human salivia is much higher than in animals, with the chance for a serious infection much greater.

Unless the perp was bleeding and the biter had open sores or wounds inside the mouth the chance of the biter getting an infection or virus is very slim, almost zero.

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nan shartel June 23, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m.

u b ssssssooooooooo right puppy...sometimes human bites carry plague

yikes!!!!

that would have served the perp right!!

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JustWondering June 23, 2011 @ 11:41 a.m.

The violent motions involved not only with the bite, but also with the suspect trying to free his appendage could easily cause a microscopic tear or opening in the gums at the tooth line. An area in very close proximity or direct contact to or with the suspect's bodily fluids.

While her actions are/were heroic, ultimately, they are not smart considering the risks to personal health over a few dollars.

She should definitely get tested ASAP and again in six months. Meanwhile, cautioning all of her partners.

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nan shartel June 23, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m.

hahahahahahahahaha...2 true JustWondering ;-D

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SurfPuppy619 June 23, 2011 @ 10:23 p.m.

The violent motions involved not only with the bite, but also with the suspect trying to free his appendage could easily cause a microscopic tear or opening in the gums at the tooth line.

Can you verify this comment with an actual case?

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JustWondering June 24, 2011 @ 12:59 p.m.

C'mon pup...what would you do if someone clamped down with their incisors on your arm? What stand there and wag your tail. I think not, you'd do everything you could to free yourself from the vice like pressure bearing down on your arm.

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Radical Uterus June 24, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m.

She should have been carrying the Baseball Bat of Happiness.

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Twister June 24, 2011 @ 10:44 p.m.

Sorry, apparently the Reader will not allow links to its own pages.

See "Another Failed Robbery Attempt." It's a little harder/longer, but it should work.

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