Man Bites Trooper After Huffing Dust Cleaner: Police

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A Somers man accused of biting a state trooper after huffing dust cleaner on Thursday night has been placed on mental health watch.

State police responded to a home on Lafayette Street in Somers at 10:39 p.m. on Thursday after receiving two 911 calls from a family member who said Daniel Roessier was throwing things in the house and smashed the phone when the family member tried to call 911.

Troopers responded and say the 25-year-old had been huffing Dust-Off, which is a dust cleaner, and got angry when his family member refused to bring him to the store to buy more chemicals to huff, according to a news release from state police.

When state police tried to take Roessier into control, he pushed a trooper, who was eventually able to get him into handcuffs.

Then, he allegedly bit a trooper’s hands and began spitting when police were putting him into the cruiser.

Roessier continued to act violently, police said, so troopers warned him to stop, then used pepper spray on him when he refused to comply, a news release from police says.

Roessier was charged with assault on police, interfering with an officer and resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and third-degree assault.

He was arraigned in Rockville Superior Court on Friday and is being held on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court later this month. He is due back in court later this month.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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