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.