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Man with HIV Accused of Biting Deputy

Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 08:28:00-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An HIV-infected man is accused of biting a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy.

The Palm Beach Post ( ) reports 25-year-old Jeffrey Switzer began arguing with the staff at the Coach House Restaurant and Bar in Wellington early Monday. When deputies ordered him to leave, Switzer became violent.

An arrest report says deputies used a stun gun but weren't able to bring Switzer under control. He became engaged in a "violent struggle" with them, spitting at the deputies before biting one of them. The injured deputy required five stitches to close the wound on his right forearm.

The deputy, who wasn't identified in the arrest report, says Switzer "spit out" a large chunk of skin during the attack.

He faces multiple charges. Records don't indicate whether he's hired a lawyer.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,