A woman who bit a New York police officer on the hand says she thought he was making a hand gesture indicating oral sex.
Jennifer Swanton has had problems with the city's uniformed services before, the New York Post reported. Last year, she accused three firefighters of sexually assaulting her at their Bronx firehouse. One firefighter was dismissed for failing to cooperate with investigators, one quit and the third has been suspended pending a hearing.
In the latest incident, Swanton was charged with assault and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors say that when two police officers responded to a burglar alarm at her home in Staten Island she first refused to admit them and then came out and hit one officer with a flashlight, biting the other when he tried to restrain her.