Man enters Swansea home, demands chicken to eat, bites cop after arrest

Jessie Wilson
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A 52-year-old man who refused to leave a Swansea home until after he was fed chicken bit a corrections officer at the St. Clair County Jail after he was arrested Sunday, Swansea police said.

Swansea police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Kinsella Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to respond to reports of a man singing in the street and harassing people.

The 911 caller was familiar with the man, who police identified as Jessie Wilson, 52.

Police don’t know where Wilson lives.

When officers arrived to the caller’s home, Wilson was in the resident’s sun room and refused to leave until he was fed some chicken.

In hopes of appeasing Wilson, the resident gave him a chicken wing. Police said Wilson demanded three wings. Officers tried to escort Wilson from the home, but he refused to walk and grabbed the door frame as officers carried him.

He also refused to sit in the squad car, but he eventually was secured by officers.

Once the officers and Wilson got to the St. Clair County Jail, Wilson wouldn’t leave the squad car. It took the additional help of jail corrections officers to extract him, but in the process Wilson bit one of those corrections officers, police said.

The bite did not break skin, authorities said.

Wilson was charged Tuesday with criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Those were his 121st and 122nd criminal charges in St. Clair County.