BOSTON (CBS) — Cameron Shenk doesn’t look the part of a man who ran naked through Logan Airport’s JetBlue terminal and bit someone’s ear. He’s a financial manager and an economics student at Harvard Extension School.
He appeared in court dressed in a suit and tie facing a long list of charges including assault with intent to murder. His eye was bruised from having fallen through ceiling tiles into an airport bathroom Saturday, one of the busiest days of the year.
Assistant District Attorney Emily Hamrock described how it happened. “He had entered a women’s bathroom, removed all his clothing, and climbed into the ceiling,” she said.
The Police report describes how the woman in the stall next to him heard a crash, and ran out. He ran out behind her, then went into the men’s room, where he attacked an 84-year-old man.
Police say he used the man’s cane to choke him, and bit his ear off before a struggle with police that ended with a dose of pepper spray. According to the police report, the victim told police, “The guy just jumped on me and bit my ear, I don’t remember anything else.”
Shenk’s attorney says he’s extremely remorseful and not mentally ill. His father, who flew in from Utah offered a cryptic clue. “We can learn a lot from Snow White,” said Derek Shenk. “Sometimes when you’re given an apple, it really does contain poison.”
Shenk will spend Thanksgiving at the Nashua Street jail in Boston. Monday, his attorney plans to plead for a chance to post bail.
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