Hudson Man Accused of Spitting Chewed Up Cigarette on Deputy
He was being arrested after admitting he slapped his sister during an argument, Pasco deputies said.
HUDSON – A Hudson man was accused of spitting a chewed up cigarette on a deputy while being arrested, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
William Frank Hofmann, 41, of Hudson, was charged with one count each of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Domestic Battery.
Deputies said they were called to Hofmann’s home in Hudson about 3 p.m. Saturday (May 11) for a domestic battery complaint. Hofmann’s sister said he had slapped her across her face during an argument.
Hofmann admitted that he “popped her good” across her cheek during the argument, according to deputies who placed him under arrest.
While deputies were putting him in a patrol car, they said they told him to put out his lit cigarette. They said Hofmann started chewing the cigarette and spat pieces of it at two deputies.
One of the deputies said he told Hofmann he could be charged if he spat on either deputy at which point, Hofmann spat out the rest of the cigarette on one of the deputies. The cigarette and spit hit the deputy’s left cheek, face, and both arms.
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