Monday, August 15, 2005

Police: Barking Man Bites Mail Carrier

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Police: Barking Man Bites Mail Carrier

HOUMA, La. (Aug. 12) - A mail carrier got bitten - by a barking man, police said.

Mark D. Plumb, 20, of Butler, Mo., was arrested and charged with simple battery Wednesday after he ran barking from a house and bit the letter carrier on the shoulder, police spokesman Lt. Todd Duplantis said.

Plumb said he bit the carrier as a joke, and has no history of criminal activity or mental illness, police said.

Plumb was released from the Terrebonne Parish jail after posting $165 bond.

08/12/05 07:34 EDT

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