Indiana man Anthony Hopkins, 27, is both in jail and in the news today after he reportedly spit blood into a police officer’s face and told the officer he had Hepatitis C.
The incident took place on April 12, as Hopkins was in the process of being arrested after he fought another person and fled from police. When police finally found Hopkins in a nearby basement crawl space, they had to call in a K9 officer to get him out.
After coming out of the crawl space, Hopkins reportedly said “F-ck you, I hope you die” to an officer. Then, as the officer was leading Hopkins out of the basement, the man resisted the officer and the two went tumbling down the stairs. It was then that Hopkins spit blood into the mouth and face of the officer.
Upon arriving at the squad car, Hopkins said “You know I have Hep C. I hope you get Hep C and give it to your wife and kids. Once I get out of here I am going to kill you and your family.”
Officers found Hopkins had a BAC level of 0.16 after testing him, which is twice the legal driving limit. He is being charged with bodily waste, intimidation, resisting law enforcement, and disorderly conduct. It has not yet been confirmed if he truly has Hepatitis C.
Since 2007, Hopkins has been convicted of burglary, battery, receiving stolen property, and driving while intoxicated.