Pharmacist bites man

robber with handgun

A pharmacist in Concord, California, nearly bit off the finger of a man who attempted to rob the store.

Local area news outlets report that the man entered the Oak Grove Pharmacy and demanded methadone.

The pharmacist responded by biting the man’s finger repeatedly, nearly biting it off, say news reports. The suspect dropped the pills he had already stolen as well as his weapon, which police later determined was a replica.

Police sought a suspect with a “severely injured” finger and made an arrest on Wednesday.

“This is not just in Concord, this is in other areas, you’re starting to see a lot of these suspects going into these pharmacies and try to get prescription medications,” Concord Police Corporal Christopher Blakely told CBS Local SF Bay Area.

“Sounds like they’re getting desperate, and they’re going in, and they’re doing ridiculous things to get the medication.”

The pharmacist acted in self-defense and will not face charges, police said.

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