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Drunk man shot with stun gun after allegedly biting Burbank police officer

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A man was arrested in Burbank last month after reportedly getting into an altercation with police and he reportedly bit one officer on the hand, according to authorities.
(Burbank Leader)

A Canyon Country man was arrested by Burbank police in December after allegedly getting into a tussle with officers who were trying to detain him, reportedly biting one of them on the hand.

Ryan Christopher Stroh, 24, was arrested on suspicion of resisting a police officer by means of violence and arrest.

Sgt. Derek Green, a Burbank Police Department spokesman, said in an email the incident began around 12:10 a.m. on Dec. 22 when a motorist flagged down an officer at the intersection of Olive Avenue and San Fernando Road.

A man was reportedly standing in the middle of the street when he suddenly jumped onto the motorist’s vehicle, denting the hood.

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“Witnesses also reported seeing the man jump onto the hood and said he appeared intoxicated and had fallen to the ground at one point,” Green said.

Officers were able to find the man nearby sitting in the back seat of a ride-share car. The man was visibly inebriated, Green said.

When he exited the vehicle, the man became “confrontational and uncooperative,” according to Green.

He said the man attempted to punch and kick the officers when they tried to corral him. He allegedly ended up biting one of the officers on the hand, Green said.

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Police then used a stun gun on the man, and he was taken into custody. He was subsequently identified as Stroh.

Stroh was released several hours later after posting $25,000 bail, and formal charges have yet to be filed against him, Green said.

The officer who was bitten suffered only minor injuries.

andy.nguyen@latimes.com

Twitter: @Andy_Truc


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