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‘I would never,’ man accused of attempting to bite officer maintains innocence

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A man accused of attempting to bite a Henrico police officer maintains his innocence after being charged with public intoxication and assault on law enforcement.

Police said they responded to the 8800 block of Three Chopt Road for a disorderly call on June 7.

When officers arrived they found Emmanuel D. McIntosh in the parking lot and determined he was intoxicated. McIntosh was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.

Emmanuel D. McIntosh (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Emmanuel D. McIntosh (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

While en route to Adult Intake, police said the suspect attempted to bite the arresting officer.

McIntosh tells CBS 6 he was intoxicated, but he never attempted to bite the female officer, rather he was cat calling.

"I just growled at her because I thought she was sexy," he said. “I have a five year old daughter. I would never bite a woman.”

McIntosh who was released on bond said he's been trying to turn his life around and a charge like this could have a lasting impact.

"This could ruin my life,” he explained. “I didn’t resist or nothing like that.”

McIntosh said he wanted to get his side of the story out because he's not a bad person.

“I know I put myself in that position, but I’m innocent."

8800 Three Chopt Rd, Henrico, VA 23229