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story.lead_photo.caption Tara White, 28, of North Little Rock. - Photo by Pulaski County jail

A North Little Rock woman is accused of biting an officer through his boot as he tried to arrest her Saturday after a disturbance.

Tara White, 28, told officers she wanted to go to jail and lunged at them after they responded shortly after 9 p.m. to a home in the 1500 block of East Washington Avenue, a report from the city's Police Department states.

Officers said she attempted to kick them and bite their arms as they tried to get her under control. She managed to hit one in the groin and bite the top of his boot, which he felt through the shoe, according to the report.

A 30-year-old officer noted that he threatened to pepper-spray her, at which time, she bit his shin. The man emptied his can of pepper spray in the assailant's face and ear in an attempt to get her to release the bite on his leg, the report states.

White let go and bit the back side of the officer's boot, causing pain in his ankle, he wrote. Authorities said the officer then hit her in the head with the bottom of his spray can.

Records show she was booked at 1:30 a.m. Sunday into the Pulaski County jail on a second-degree battery charge. She remained in jail Thursday afternoon in lieu of $10,000 bond.

The arrest followed an argument she had with a 55-year-old man about his drinking, police said. The man told authorities she drank a container of Listerine mouthwash before officers arrived.


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  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    October 11, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.

    wow, and she looks like she could do it too.

  • LR1955
    October 11, 2018 at 4:49 p.m.

    One troll beating her mom in HS Village and now a second troll biting police officers.

  • MaxCady
    October 11, 2018 at 5:06 p.m.

    That officer needs to make sure he didn't get rabies!

  • Justthefaqsmaam
    October 11, 2018 at 5:16 p.m.

    They still make Listerine - yuck

  • titleist10
    October 11, 2018 at 6:44 p.m.

    Increase her food stamps

  • MaxCady
    October 11, 2018 at 7:19 p.m.

    I always thought vanilla was the Sunday drinking choice of degenerate alcoholics!

  • Jayma4six
    October 11, 2018 at 11:56 p.m.

    He might want to at least get a tetanus shot and have them test her for rabies after that much aggression. LRPD can change their motto from 'To protect and Serve', to "You Call, We Haul" or "Your Wishes Granted Daily"!!! So glad they could make her wish come true!!

  • Cockeyedview
    October 12, 2018 at 8:12 a.m.

    What big Jowls you have grandma! Lucky for the officer, she could have bitten his foot off (along with his leg). May be a sterile bite with a bottle of listerine down her throat. Hopefully no offspring from this specimen.