Police: Former Washington candidate broke bongs, bit guard
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state political candidate has been charged with biting a security guard and breaking bongs at a marijuana shop.
The News Tribune reports 49-year-old Robert Jesse Hill pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree assault, first-degree malicious mischief, felony harassment, and second-degree burglary.
Hill has run unsuccessfully for various elected offices and attended public meetings dressed in costumes and carrying provocative signs.
Authorities say Hill and a guard at a Tacoma marijuana store struggled after the guard asked him to leave.
Police say Hill bit a chunk of flesh from the guard’s forearm and kicked and threatened to kill him.
Police say Hill also shattered glass cases and damaged 50 custom water pipes, causing about $13,000 in damage.
Records indicate Hill is seeking to represent himself in court.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com