A mad man who had a history of assaulting New York workers bit a police officer’s ear – requiring 20 stitches – and was released without bail, authorities said on Saturday.
Donte Bynon, 32, yelled obscenities as he happened to walk up to two NYPD officers who were making their way to a subway station at West 137th and Broadway in Harlem, court documents show.
“I’ll fuck you up!” he yelled, the recordings show.
“I’ll fuck you, you damn it!”
Bynon then walked over to the side of a parked NYPD squad car and motioned for the officer to get out of the vehicle to “calm him down,” the records say.
As officers attempted to arrest Bynon, he bit the officer’s left ear, which “causing a laceration, bruising and bleeding” in Friday morning’s incident.
According to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, he needed 20 stitches to close the wound.
Defense attorney Paul Lee said in court on Saturday that his client was on his way to his mother’s house and “spoke to himself” while acting “under stress” when approaching officers.
“I just think there might be a different account of what happened,” said Lee, who said his client denies the allegations.
Prosecutors asked for $35,000 bail, but Judge Judy Kim granted Lee’s request for a supervised release and freed Bynon with a return date in October.
According to a police source, Bynon has already had six arrests, three of which were violent.
In 2015, Bynon was charged with resisting arrest and in 2016 he allegedly assaulted an MTA worker.
Then, on April 27, he reportedly attacked a police officer, repeatedly assaulted him and slapped him in the face, the source said.