NJ man on PCP bites off own finger and swallows it after naked carjack attempt
Man believed to be on PCP bites off own finger and swallows it after naked carjack try, authorities say
By the end of Sunday night, Jargget Washington had tried to gnaw his own wrist off by trapped in a police holding cell, defecated in the back of a Jersey City police cruiser, and as a grand finale bit off and swallowed his own finger at the Hudson County jail, police said.
Police said Washington, 29, of Jersey City accomplished all this while under the influence of PCP, or phencyclidine, a drug that can cause hallucinations and make users extremely violent.
Washington first attracted police attention when he stripped naked in the middle of a busy intersection and started attacking cars with his bare hands, screaming unintelligibly.
At one point, Washington allegedly jumped onto the hood and roof of a passing car and tried to pull the driver out, the New Jersey Journal reported. The driver fought Washington off and police arrived shortly after at 7:54 p.m.
Upon seeing the officers, Washington reportedly crouched into a fighting stance and asked the cops to 'Come on, come on.' Washington was restrained and brought to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was medically and psychologically cleared. But with the PCP still active in his system, Washington became belligerent and began to spit at the officers. He then ate his medical bracelet, and in an attempt to escape his handcuffs began chewing on his own wrists.
Unable to keep Washington from attempting to hurt himself or other, officers put him in a spit hood and leg irons. He was then brought to the medical center for a second evaluation and again cleared to be processed. On the way to the jail, Washington defecated in the back of the squad car while still wearing his hospital clothes. A spokesman for the county confirmed he bit off and swallowed his finger while in jail. Washington is being treated at the medical center and officials have not commented on his condition.
Washington has some experience with drugs. He served approximately 3 years for selling narcotics according to the Department of Corrections and was released in January.
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