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Trespasser in Makiki bites off part of police officer's finger

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. HST, Mar 20, 2013

A 41-year-old male police officer lost a part of his finger this morning while attempting to arrest a suspect for trespassing in Makiki.

The officer, who was taken to the hospital in serious condition, was responding to a trespass complaint at 1114 Wilder Ave. near Makiki Cemetery.

When he and other HPD officers got to the scene at 6 a.m., they confirmed with the property manager that the 52-year-old man was trespassing. 

When the HPD officer attempted to make the arrest, the suspect resisted and bit off the tip of the officer's finger. The suspect was subsequently arrested for assault and trespassing.

Police officials have not disclosed whether physicians were able to reattach the officer's finger.

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allie wrote:
hope he recovers
on March 20,2013 | 09:49AM
cojef wrote:
Make sure he gets a rabies shot, the culprit is certainly a mad dog. Also, tetnus and tested for HIV. There's some dangerous critters out there in Honolulu.
on March 20,2013 | 10:58AM
allie wrote:
agree but he sounds homeless. What I am noticing is how many crimes now are being caused by the reckless homeless. In the past, most of them were quiet and retiring. They just did not want to be noticed. Now, many are violent.
on March 20,2013 | 01:18PM
Pocho wrote:
I'd be more worried about him getting AIDS
on March 20,2013 | 01:58PM
Grimbold wrote:
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on March 20,2013 | 04:56PM
copperwire9 wrote:
I hope you become a less miserable person sometime in your life.
on March 20,2013 | 07:46PM
phyllum69 wrote:
"Yikes! The Wild, Wild West again!" Now see how stupid that sounds when used? cojef has good advice, btw.
on March 20,2013 | 11:06AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Maybeeeeeee.........west of Pi'ikoi St?
on March 20,2013 | 12:21PM
8082062424 wrote:
This time i really feel for the cop.
on March 20,2013 | 11:23AM
kukaikid wrote:
i bet the trespasser is had to go to the hospital too
on March 20,2013 | 12:13PM
8082062424 wrote:
he look in good shape when they put him in the squad car. but he may have a few accidents in cell blocl
on March 20,2013 | 12:19PM
false wrote:
Heard that they wax the floor down there so you got to watch your step.
on March 20,2013 | 12:29PM
8082062424 wrote:
well said
on March 20,2013 | 02:46PM
IAmSane wrote:
That's messed up.
on March 20,2013 | 12:14PM
false wrote:
That dude must be one ugly mess after the cops got through working him.
on March 20,2013 | 12:28PM
royboy88 wrote:
Ouch...wishing officer a speedy recovery. Yikes, hope biter wasn't a zombie.
on March 20,2013 | 12:33PM
iwanaknow wrote:
A bite out of crime?
on March 20,2013 | 12:39PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Beat the heck out of low lifes.
on March 20,2013 | 01:08PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Geez never an end to town side crime.
on March 20,2013 | 01:08PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
When you have almost a million people residing in Honolulu County, you can expect never-ending reports of crime. That's just normal,
on March 20,2013 | 04:08PM
kuewa wrote:
Sorry situation, but why the "serious condition" if it was a single finger injury? Did he develop sepsis, or were there other injuries?
on March 20,2013 | 02:01PM
bakatade wrote:
I would like to see his mug shot, I bet he accidentally fell on his face a few times on his way to the station.
on March 20,2013 | 02:45PM
50skane wrote:
I know that really hurt bad..had something similar happen but not with teeth..table saw...hurt like hell..
on March 20,2013 | 03:05PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Zombies man, they creep me out.
on March 20,2013 | 03:07PM
gobows wrote:
what was his finger doing in his mouth? do you think the cop could just pound the guy after he got bitten? gouge an eye or something......
on March 20,2013 | 04:00PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
The mouth went to the finger, not the other way around.
on March 20,2013 | 04:09PM
jordanwynnfan wrote:
Taser first, ask questions later. Praying that the officer recovers.
on March 20,2013 | 04:30PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I remember when I was younger if someone did this to a cop...the other cops would have beaten this person within an inch of his life....
on March 20,2013 | 04:43PM
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on March 20,2013 | 07:20PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
The first sentence says "A 41 year old male police officer".
on March 20,2013 | 08:37PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Every detail is anonymous until the newspaper feels fit to attach names to the story. So i guess it is okay of us to be anonymous.
on March 20,2013 | 08:36PM
Kolohe808 wrote:
There's 1000's of these vagrants on our streets because the State got to let them out from the State hospital and prisons because over crowded or they don't want to pay the bills for them any more. You can check the prison release data. Beware because this can happen to anyone even you! This guy will be back on the streets soon. Hawaii is very bad right now with mental health patients roaming the streets. It's only going to get worst! Shameful nobody in government can fix it with all the money they got. Everybody loses!
on March 20,2013 | 09:02PM
soshaljustic wrote:
Same thing happened in England when the homeless were push from the streets and parks, they went to the cemeteries if there were not enough shelters or the housing was not available or affordable. Why not go where the residents have land in perpetuity and never gripe?
on March 21,2013 | 06:45AM
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