BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (STMW) – A Chicago man with hepatitis C who spit in the mouth of a Burns Harbor police officer was sentenced to two years in jail Thursday.

Frank S. Vasquez, 56, was sentenced on a felony battery to a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Vasquez was handcuffed and his ankles manacled, and he was wearing a spit mask after spitting at officers when he began kicking and damaging the back seat of a squad in September 2009. He dislodged the mask and spit at an officer who so far has tested negative for hepatitis.

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