US: Missouri man claiming to have hepatitis and HIV is charged for spitting at police officer


Hepatitis-infected man accused of spitting in officer's eye

July 22, 2016
Source: WDAF-TV

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.