LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A Silver Spring man was apparently drunk when he bit a security guard while trying to flee with stolen bag of chicken wings Monday night at the City Place Mall.

A security guard spotted Michael K. Ray, 50, inside of the Brass Hen restaurant after it closed shortly after 9:30 p.m., according to Montgomery County Police. When the guard began to approach him, Ray hopped over the restaurant counter and began to run away with the bag of chicken wings.

A guard says Ray initially got away after biting him on the upper arm while he was attempting to detain him.

Montgomery County Police took Ray into custody after spotting him walking on Colesville Road near the mall a short time later, according to police.

Ray confessed to stealing the chicken wings and biting the guard while being questioned by police, authorities say.

He is facing charges of burglary, theft and second degree assault.

In an unrelated case, a suspected shoplifter died Monday night at Arundel Mills Mall after jumping into pond while attempting to flee from security guards.

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