A Bensenville woman was ordered held on a $45,000 bond Monday after Cook County prosecutors said she bit a police officer as they attempted to book her for domestic battery.
Amber Perchelli, 22, was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer after she bit the South Barrington officer on the leg and created a small puncture wound that drew blood, prosecutors said. Perchelli appeared at a bond hearing Monday in Rolling Meadows branch court.
Assistant State’s Attorney David Mennie said the incident began Sunday morning near Penny and Revere roads when the officer saw Perchelli punching a man in a ditch. The officer ordered Perchelli to stop, but she did not, and she continued to be combative and struck the officer with her elbows as he wrestled her to ground, Mennie said.
The officer later handcuffed Perchelli to a bench at the police station, where she continued to be combative, Mennie said. Perchelli then bit the arresting officer in the thigh when he and a female officer attempted to remove Perchelli’s cuffs during booking, Mennie said.
The officer was treated at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, officials said.
George Houde is a freelance reporter.