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Man Allegedly Tries to Bite Cop's Hand

Officer was showing ID, complaint said.


An area man has been arrested after allegedly trying to bite a police officer's hand.

Danilo Santana DeSilva, 28, of 352 Willow Ave., Long Branch, was arrested on Nov. 28 in Shrewsbury and charged with aggravated assault on a Shrewsbury law enforcement officer after he allegedly attempted to bite the officer's right hand, the complaint warrant said.

The officer was in uniform and "exhibiting evidence of his authority" to DeSilva when DeSilva allegedly made the attempt, the complaint, signed by the officer, said.

Bail was set at $10,000, with a 10 percent option, by Judge James Berube Jr.

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