Naked, High Carjacker Gnawed His Own Finger: NJ Cops

By Andrew Lu on October 25, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If there were not already enough reasons not to use PCP, a New Jersey man was allegedly high on the drug when he arrested in a carjacking attempt.

After police arrived at the scene, the man allegedly threatened to fight the cops, pooped in the back of a patrol car, and tried to bite his hands off at the wrist.

Police say that 29-year-old Jargget Washington stripped naked at an intersection and starting pounding his fists on cars and screaming incoherently, reports The Jersey Journal.

At this point, Washington allegedly jumped on the hood and roof of a passing car and tried to pull the driver out. The driver managed to fight off Washington when the police arrived.

High on PCP, the police say that Washington took on a "fighting stance" and goaded the police to "come on," reports the Journal. The cops took up the offer and restrained the man.

Washington was taken to a hospital where he spit at the officers and ate the medical bracelet he was issued. In an attempt to escape his handcuffs, Washington also allegedly tried to eat away at his wrists, writes the Journal.

Police eventually placed Washington in a spit hood and leg irons. On his way to jail, the restrained Washington had very little weapons. But he did manage to defecate in the back of the police car. At jail, police say the man then started gnawing at his finger.

For the eventful night, Washington was charged with carjacking, throwing bodily fluids at law enforcement officers, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Not surprisingly, Washington has a criminal record, having already served three years in prison for selling drugs, reports the Journal.

If the allegations are true, Washington was clearly acting insane. However, the New Jersey man likely won't have the insanity defense available for the crimes. That's because when a criminal suspect is voluntarily under the influence of drugs, the effects of the drugs usually cannot be claimed as the basis for insanity.

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