News Next Door: Naked Doylestown Man Arrested After Gnawing on Woman’s Head

A 20-year-old Doylestown man has been arrested in northern Pennsylvania after stripping naked, jumping out a window and attacking a woman walking nearby.

Naked, screaming and bloody from jumping out a second-story window, a Doylestown man has been arrested in northern Pennsylvania after attacking a woman and “gnawing on her head,” according to state police there.

Richard Cimino Jr., 20, of Doylestown is in custody and faces multiple charges in connection to the attack, which Pennsylvania State Police said occurred Friday.

The bizarre attack happened in the borough of Hawley in Wayne County in northern Pennsylvania.

State Trooper David Aulisio told Doylestown Patch Wednesday night that the incident happened between 4:30 and 5:15 a.m. on Hudson Street in the tiny town, which is home to about 1,200 people.

Aulisio said it started when Cimino drove his car off the road behind some houses on Hudson Street.

He then got out of the car and stripped off his clothes, leaving on just his underwear.

He headed toward a nearby home where police said he tried to break into 634 Hudson St. The man who lives there woke up to hear the suspect pushing on the doorknob, police said. The homeowner yelled at the suspect to get away from his house.

At first, Cimino refused to leave, Aulisio said Wednesday. Then, he turned and fled northwest, up Hudson Street.

Cimino stopped about 900 feet away, at a house at 521 Hudson St. He stripped off his underwear on the way, police said. The naked man then broke into the home, which was vacant, and made his way up to the second floor, Aulisio said.

An image from Google maps shows a home near that address as an older, two-story, white home with green trim. It sits nearly flush with Hudson Street, with a short sidewalk and hard-packed earth between the front stoop and the road.

Once upstairs, Cimino jumped out the second-story window, “severely injuring his arms and extremities,” Aulisio said.

Now bleeding heavily, the suspect crossed through the home’s garage and headed back toward the street, where he encountered two women walking nearby, Aulisio said.

Cimino tackled one of the women to the ground, covering her in his blood, the trooper said. Then, he began to “gnaw at (her) head, screaming like an animal,” Aulisio said.

The women managed to get away and ran to call the police.

The borough of Hawley has a part-time police department, and state police troopers based out of Honesdale cover the borough during their off hours, Aulisio said.

The two responding troopers, Cunningham and Pritchyk, found Cimino lying in the road, bloody and severely injured.

Yet he still resisted, displaying “delusional behavior” and lunging at the troopers as they approached him, Aulisio said. Trooper Cunningham fired a taser at the suspect to subdue him, police said.

Yet he still resisted. Once an ambulance arrived to treat him, police said he punched one of the first responders in the face, causing a “minor injury.”

Once the suspect was subdued, he was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center, in nearby Scranton, police said.

Aulisio said Cimino is expected to be transferred to a hospital in the Philadelphia area to have plastic surgery to repair some of his injuries.

According to thetimes-tribune.com of Scranton, Cimino now faces a multitude of charges from burglary to indecent exposure to aggravated assault.

Aulisio said toxicology tests still are pending.

This article was published for interest to Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch readers.

Dicka September 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I just met you, and this is CRAZY But here's my bath salts, you face looks tasty. Part of a meme that was posted to FaceBook after the Miami incident. Some people just shouldn't EVER do ANY drugs, and SOME DRUGS SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN BY ANYONE. Doesn't matter what this guy was on, he shouldn't have been on anything.
Ken N. September 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM
why does everyone Immediately blame drugs for everything? also I've known people on bath salts and while I personally would never use them nor would I recommend the use of that or any other drug to anyone I have never seen them cause this type behavior.
Alicia H. September 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Sounds like we have a bath salts spokes person here and his name is Ken! He has never done bath salts before, but knows people who have...lol hmmm? Did you really ask the question " Why does everyone immediately blame drugs?" Really? The guy was naked, he jumped out of a two story window and proceeded to attack an innocent woman and bite at her head! Lol...Sounds like he was high to me. Sorry to put you on blast Ken, but come on! Really? Were you on bath salts when you typed that up? lol
Ken N. September 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM
So I guess in your opinion Alicia the attack in Miami was due to bath salts aswell? well I have news for you the corners report shows the only narcotic detected in the suspects system was Marijuana. Some people due have mental health issues that could help explain the attacks also there are other drugs besides bath salts available and there are always new ones that tests are not yet developed for I'm not saying man wasn't "high" i'm just stating that immediately blamming a drug with no evidence is pretty stupid. then again from your previous comment calling me a "bath salts spokes person" I can see how being stupid comes naturally to some.
Alicia H. September 17, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Ken, I'm not talking about the Miami case, I'm just simply stating that a large percentage of these types of crimes are committed by someone that is in fact on drugs. I never said that this man couldn't have a mental illness and I never pin pointed bath salts either, I'm just simply stating that 9 times out of 10, it's usually someone that is high on drugs who end up fliping out and attempting to bite at someones head while making wild animal sounds! Then again who the hell am I to make an assumption on the mental state of this man? I mean you're the expert here you've seen it first hand and can firmly report to all of us and I quote you "also I've known people on bath salts and while I personally would never use them nor would I recommend the use of that or any other drug to anyone I have never seen them cause this type behavior." I don't know about anyone else here, but I wouldn't ask "Why does everyone blame drugs" and then admit to being around people who were high on bath salts and then defend the fact that you've never seen them behave like a crazy person while on them. You should probably make better judgement on the people you surround yourself with before asking that kind of question on this type of story. Just saying...


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