A York City woman allegedly bit two West York Police patrolmen after causing a ruckus inside a Giant Foods Store on New Year's Day.

Johanny Rodriguez, 27, of 398 N. Belvidere Ave. is free on $2,500 bail, charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and two counts of disorderly conduct, according to her charging documents.

Police were dispatched to the 1200 W. Market St. grocery store at 1:37 p.m. for a report of two disorderly people who wanted to exchange a $20 bill they claimed was counterfeit, according to a news release from police.

Rodriguez and her husband, who was not named by police, claimed they received the purported counterfeit bill when they cashed a money order at the store the previous day, police said.

When a store manager refused to exchange the bill, Rodriguez began yelling at employees and started hitting counter tops. She continued the behavior after police arrived, police said.

Rodriguez told officers she needed the money to buy food for her children, and one of the patrolmen offered to purchase food for the family and their children, police said.

Rodriguez refused the gesture, becoming increasingly irate and belligerent, and began yelling and hitting counter tops once again, police said.

Officers attempted to arrest Rodriguez but she allegedly began pushing, kicking and punching them and bit the two officers, police said.

Police were able to subdue her with a stun gun, police said.


The officers did not require medical treatment for the bite injuries.