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Man on PCP Eats His Own Finger

After fighting with cops, a high, naked New Jersey carjacking suspect attacks himself.

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By McCarton Ackerman

10/23/12

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In a scenario fit for Halloween season, a man on the hallucinogenic drug PCP developed a taste for fleshhis own. According to police, Jagget Washington of Jersey City, who was under the influence of PCP and being held at Hudson County Jail, first tried and failed to gnaw off his own wrist. But he then succeeded in biting off and swallowing his own finger. Police say Washington earlier stripped naked in the middle of a busy intersection, screamed incoherently, pounded his fists on passing cars and attempted to pull one driver out of his vehicle. When cops arrived, Washington took a fighting stance and tried to attack them. He was eventually restrained and taken to the Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC). “When he was released [from hospital] the hospital felt that he wasn’t a threat to himself or others,” says a JCMC spokesman. That prediction was inaccurate, it turned out. When Washington was placed in a holding cell at the jail, he first spat on an officer and tried to eat his medical bracelet. Returning from a second trip to JCMC, he defecated in the back of a police cruiser, before finally dining on himself. Washington is currently being treated at JCMC once again. The charges he's racked up include carjacking, throwing bodily fluids at law enforcement officers and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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