Hepatitis-infected man accused of spitting in officer's eye
A Kansas City, Missouri, man is accused of spitting in a police officer’s eye and insisting he was infected with hepatitis and HIV.
WDAF-TV reports 54-year-old MX is charged in Jackson County with assault or attempted assault on a law enforcement officer.
Court documents allege the officer was removing Liebrum from a van during his transfer to a detention center when he spat into her eye. After voicing expletives toward the officer, X is accused of saying he had hepatitis and the virus that causes AIDS, and that he hoped she would be infected.
Authorities say X later tested positive for hepatitis C, negative for HIV.
Online court records don’t show whether X has an attorney.
X was arraigned Wednesday. He’s scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 9.