January 20, 2010
Chicago, IL (The Weekly Vice) - Fernando Cooper, a 31-year-old Chicago man was jailed after he allegedly bit an off-duty cop's nipple off during a fight outside of a nightclub.
According to Chicago police, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday Cooper was allegedly harassing the patrons at Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse in the Viagra Triangle (seriously) by grabbing at their feet, attempting to shine their shoes for change.
Cooper and the off-duty officer, who was moonlighting as a security guard for the club that night, got into an argument outside of the bar when the officer tried to stop him. Officers in the area witnessed the struggle between Cooper and the man, who was identifying himself as a police officer.
Despite the victim’s stated deputy status, Cooper continued to ignore his verbal commands and then punched the cop several times in the face and severely bit the officer’s nipple, finally stopping when responding officers deployed a chemical spray at him, according to investigators.
Cooper also allegedly grabbed for the officer’s holster several times during the struggle.
The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he had to have his nipple removed because of the damage caused by Cooper’s bite.
Cooper suffered cuts and bruising to his face and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment, then released and taken to jail.
Cooper was booked into jail and charged with attempting to disarm a peace officer, aggravated battery to a peace officer, and three counts of resisting arrest. He was also cited for panhandling in a prohibited manner. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.
Records show Cooper has been arrested 20 times in the last year and more then 90 times since 1995.
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