Delivery Man Assaulted, Bitten During Burglary in Asbury Park

An employee of downtown Rice Restaurant on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park was bitten on the arm after confronting a man who was burglarizing his car which was parked behind the restaurant Sun., Oct. 20.

Police said at 8:47 p.m. they responded to the alleyway located behind the of 100 block of Main Street for a report of a fight.

According to Sgt. Michael Casey, Public Information Officer, when police arrived they located two males involved in a verbal altercation.

One of the men identified as the victim, related that he confronted the accused man, identified as Imhotep Muhammad, 55, of Asbury Park, as he was rummaging through the victim’s vehicle.

The victim, who is an employee of Rice Restaurant left his vehicle parked outside the restaurant as he ran inside to retrieve a delivery.

Upon returning, the victim saw Muhammad inside his vehicle and attempted to physically remove him.

During the physical altercation, Muhammad bit the victim on his forearm causing injuries.

The victim was treated by the Asbury Park Fire Department and transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

Muhammad was placed under arrest and transported to the Asbury Park Police Department headquarters for processing where he was charged with burglary and aggravated assault.

He was then transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Facility pending a court date.

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