A man resisting an order to leave his home became so angry he bit the police car he was being pinned against, German authorities said Wednesday.
Police tried to eject the 42-year-old man, of Russian origin, after a report of domestic violence. He became aggressive and officers pinned him face down on the hood of their patrol car, and he began chewing its police markings.
"He was so angry he gnawed at the hood and bit through the paintwork," said a police spokesman in the western city of Bielefeld. "Who knows, perhaps he was hungry too."
The hood would need its markings replaced and a new coat of paint, the spokesman said.