Police say man barked, bit like a dog

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PORT RICHEY, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities allege it took six officers to restrain a drunken man accused of damaging a police car while growling and biting like a dog in Port Richey, Fla.

Eric Marusak, 37, of New Port Richey was ordered held without bail for driving drunk, violently resisting an officer, battery on an officer and habitually driving with a suspended license, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Sunday.


Marusak's arrest record of previous skirmishes with police is 18 pages long, police said. Marusak was arrested Saturday after running his car into a chain-link fence on U.S. Route 19.

"I'm wrecked, dude. I got a suspended license," Marusak allegedly told the officer who witnessed the crash.

Once in the police cruiser, Marusak allegedly kicked the officer in the crotch, spit on him and tried to bite the officer twice while growling and barking like a dog, police said.

Marusak's kicking allegedly bent the cruiser door and caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to the cruiser's frame.

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