By Steve Beck
HAWLEY, Pa. (CBS) – A Doylestown man, who was naked and bleeding profusely, gnawed on woman’s head all while “screaming like an animal” during a wild neighborhood rampage, state police said.
The bizarre incident played out in the early morning hours of September 7th in Hawley Boro, which is in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
According to investigators, the incident began when 20-year-old suspect Richard Ciminio Jr. parked his car behind a home on Hudson Street, got out and stripped down to his underwear.
State Police say Ciminio then tried to break into a home, but was unsuccessful. Police say Ciminio then took off his underwear and continued down Hudson Street and broke into an unoccupied home.
While inside that home, police say Ciminio walked up to the home’s second floor and jumped out a window, causing severe injuries to his arms and legs when he hit the ground.
Bleeding profusely at this point, Ciminio then encountered two females who were walking down the street.
State Police say Ciminio tackled one of the females, causing injury to her and covered her in his blood. Investigators say Ciminio then “began to gnaw” at the victim’s head while “screaming like an animal.”
The two females were able to escape from Ciminio and call police.
When police arrived, they found Ciminio lying in the roadway, covered in blood and displaying “delusional and confrontational behavior.” Officers eventually were forced to tase Ciminio, but that did not stop his bizarre behavior as police say he punched an EMT, who was treating him, in the face.
Police were able to finally subdue Ciminio and he was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center for treatment of his severe injuries.
It was not immediately known what, if anything, Ciminio was under the influence of during the frightening ordeal.
Ciminio is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, indecent exposure and burglary, among others.