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Man faces assault charge after biting person who thwarted theft: Guelph police

Guelph police are looking for the driver . Matt Carty / Global Guelph

A Brampton man may have literally tried to bite off more than he could chew.

Investigators with Guelph Police Service say a man was seen trying to remove a catalytic converter from a van parked in the Victoria Road. and Mussen Street area early Tuesday.

He was confronted by neighbours of the vehicle’s owner around 2 a.m.

They manage to detain the suspect but not before police say the man bit the arm of one of the neighbours.

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Investigators say they are also looking for a female who was waiting inside a vehicle but drove off before police arrived.

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A 24-year-old man is facing charges of theft, assault, and failing to comply with a release order.

He was held for a bail hearing.

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