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Florida man chews seat of the police car after a cocaine arrest, officials say

Melvin Stubbs, 37, will face additional charges for causing damage to a patrol vehicle in Florida who was “bitten and/or eaten.”
(Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida man arrested on drug charges is facing additional charges for what he has done in the back seat of a patrol car on Thursday, according to officials.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the 37-year-old Melvin Stubbs of Farm was originally arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking and resisting arrest, after he was found with more than 40 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop.

Stubbs, who had a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation resulting from cocaine sales, in the first instance, tried to run away and struggled with officers until one used a Taser, and the 37-year-old in custody.

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The sheriff’s office said that Stubbs was found with four baggies of cocaine in his jacket pocket with a total weight of 41.1 grams.

When he was placed in the back of the patrol car, Stubbs began kicking the passenger side of the vehicle with his week, according to the police.

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An officer then noticed that a “large” piece of the back seat of the patrol car had been “bitten and/or eaten,” the cause of at least $1000 in damage, the sheriff’s office said.

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The 37-year-old remained combative and had to be placed in the feet of restrains before she went to a nearby hospital.

Later he was medically cleared and taken to jail, and was later charged with damage to property as a result of damage to the vehicle.

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