Anthony Hopkins Went On Rampage, Spitting Blood In Cop’s Face, Yelling ‘I Have Hep C’

Anthony Hopkins is an actor of such respect and gravitas that he’s been perfectly cast as Thor’s father, Noah’s grandfather, Ptolemy, John Quincy Adams, and endless other “Great Men” if history. But it was more his Hannibal Lecter side that was on display recently, when he went on a rampage in Indiana, getting in a fight, hiding in a crawlspace, and eventually spitting blood into a cop’s mouth, telling him he had Hepatitis C. That is no behavior for a knight, Sir Anthony!

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Among several other charges, a man faces a battery-by-bodily-waste charge after spitting blood (possibly tainted with Hepatitis) in an officer’s face recently, police confirmed.

New Castle Police Department (NCPD) documents allege that just after 5:30 a.m. April 12, officers were called to the 2200 block of Broad Street on a report of a fight.

Witnesses told responding officers that a person involved in the fight, Anthony J. Hopkins, 27, had run away before police had arrived. One of the witnesses said they had feared for their life during the exchange with Hopkins, and officers on the scene said there was plenty of evidence that a fight had occurred.

A sheriff’s deputy on the scene grabbed his K-9 unit, and the deputy and the dog soon discovered Hopkins hiding near a crawl space in the basement. The deputy said Hopkins refused to cooperate when he was found.

Investigators said Hopkins fought his arresting officers tooth and nail while being put into handcuffs.

Then, an officer said as he began to walk Hopkins up the basement stairs, Hopkins became even more irate, trying to push the officer down the stairs.

Police said Hopkins then turned around, spit blood onto the officer’s face and into his mouth, and said, “(Expletive) you, I hope you die.”

During the exchange, Hopkins and the officer ended up falling down the stairs. After other officers helped regain control over Hopkins, they were able to get him outside.

But he continued to be violent, investigators said. Police reported that Hopkins continued to scream obscenities at the officers, and yelled, “You know I have Hep C” while spitting blood on the back of a patrol car. [TheIndyChannel]

Oh wow, you know what? I just discovered that Anthony Hopkins the actor’s full name is actually “Philip Anthony Hopkins.” And he’s 76, not 27. So this is probably just some totally other guy. Who knew? Oh well, my mistake. Still, it’s a pretty good story.

“Judi Q. Dench, 24, was arrested in Texarkana last night, on charges that she allegedly shit onto cop car while shouting the N-word at confused seagulls.”

UPDATE: A response for angry commenters.