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Bank Patron Bites Robber

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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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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swapping body fluids with a stranger is not a good plan

June 23, 2011

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.

June 23, 2011

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

yikes!!!!

that would have served the perp right!!

June 23, 2011

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.

June 23, 2011

hahahahahahahahaha...2 true JustWondering ;-D

June 23, 2011

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?

June 23, 2011

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.

June 24, 2011

She should have been carrying the Baseball Bat of Happiness.

June 24, 2011

See my (perhaps too extensive) comment at: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...

June 24, 2011

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.

June 24, 2011

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