Las Vegas K-9 Officer Has Earlobe Bitten Off By Suspect In Fight On Bus
A violent bus passenger bit off the earlobe of a police officer during a standoff that escalated into a fight with officers on an RTC bus, according to an arrest report. The passenger, Allyn McFarland, 29, of Las Vegas, faces numerous charges after the Monday night melee on the bus, which had stopped at Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road in the southwest Las Vegas Valley. A Metropolitan Police Department arrest report provided more details about the incident, which was sparked when McFarland allegedly turned irate after missing his stop on Warm Springs Road. According to the report, McFarland struck the protective plastic partition that surrounds the bus driver’s seat. This prompted the driver to press the emergency button, which alerted his supervisors to the outburst and turned on the bus’s security cameras. A security officer later arrived at the scene. McFarland yelled at the driver and security officer, threw a trash can at the security officer’s face, hit the partition again, spat on both the security officer and driver and threw rocks at them, threatening that “they were going to die today,” the report said. Police arrived to find McFarland on the bus shouting and banging a softball-sized rock against the windows and interior, refusing to get off the bus.
Las Vegas Review-Journal