DELTONA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – As a Deltona man who was arrested over the weekend decided to spit his own blood on police, telling them that he had AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis C.
After Kelsey Smith, 29, was arrested Wednesday after he was suspected of driving under the influence, Smith became incredibly violent, forcing police to use a Taser on him when he resisted arrest. This string of events led to Smith banging his head against a police car and spitting his blood on several police deputies. WESH reports that when police found Smith, allegedly smelling of alcohol, sitting in his running car, Smith refused to exit the car to participate in a field sobriety test.
Once police used a Taser twice on the 29-year-old to bring him into custody, Smith became enraged, hitting his head and face against the roof of the police car, according to the police report. Then, as blood began to run down Smith’s nose into his mouth, he would spit blood at several officers.
“I have AIDS, (expletive),” he said to police, adding that he also had Hepatitis C and that he was contaminating the car, according to the police report. “I have HIV.”
Smith has been charged with DUI and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail for booking.