Man with hepatitis C spits blood into police officers’ eyes and mouths in an attempt to infect themBy William Martin 1:59 PM January 25, 2018
A man who was kicked out of a casino because he was drunk spit blood at police officers because he wanted to infect them with hepatitis C, according to police in Ohio.
Cleveland police said that they have arrested 27-year-old Matthew Richard Wenzler after being accused of assaulting several police officers who tried to take him to a hospital.
Wenzler was charged with several counts of felonious assault against a police officer.
He was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail and his bail has been set at $75,000.
According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Friday, at around 2:15 a.m.
Wenzler was at the Jack Casino, where he acted disorderly.
He was eventually kicked out by employees.
Wenzler then drank alcohol until he passed out on the sidewalk near the Jack Casino.
A police officer found him lying on the sidewalk and called for backup.
An ambulance and paramedics arrived at the scene to help Wenzler.
However, he refused to go to the hospital.
He began resisting and the officers threatened to handcuff him.
Wenzler then began spitting blood at the police officers despite knowing that he has hepatitis C.
Wenzler’s blood got into the eyes, noses, and mouths of the police officers at the scene.
The police then placed a mask on Wenzler’s face to stop him from spitting at them.
At some point, Wenzler called one of the officers a gay slur.
While Wenzler was being transported to the Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, his mask filled with blood.
As soon as the police took off his mask, he again spat blood at the officers.
The officers were forced to hold his head for the rest of the ride.
When they reached the hospital, the police officers were told that Wenzler was a heroin addict with hepatitis C.
The police officers were tested for hepatitis C and treated at the same hospital.