Man Accused of Biting Mail Carrier

(Robert Kiefer, 25, of Akron)

(Robert Kiefer, 25, of Akron)

(Robert Kiefer, 25, of Akron)

(Robert Kiefer, 25, of Akron)

AKRON, Ohio — A man upset that he had not received a check he was expecting through the mail allegedly bit and pepper sprayed his mail carrier.

Robert Kiefer, 25, of Akron, was charged with assault and resisting arrest.

According to the Akron Police Department, officers were called to Kling Street around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The mail carrier said Kiefer charged at him, removed the pepper spray from his mailbag, then sprayed him in the face.

The men then began to wrestle and Kiefer allegedly bit the mail carrier three times in the left leg.

He got away from Kiefer before officers arrived.

When the police got involved, they said Kiefer struggled, making the arrest difficult.  They eventually pepper sprayed him before gaining control.

The mail carrier had small cuts on his knee and also complained of pain around his forehead and eyes where he had been sprayed.

A pretrial date of Feb. 21 was scheduled for Kiefer.