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Cook Co. attorney who bit man’s leg in drunken fit appears in court

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Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Sarah Naughton was arrested for biting the leg of an employee of a Northside store last month.

SEE: Cook Co. prosecutorcharged for biting man's leg outside lingerie shop

Naughton's meltdown was captured on a cell phone video that has since gone viral on YouTube. On Wednesday, the owner of that store and a special prosecutor from the Illinois Attorney General's office asked a Cook County judge to order Naughton to submit to a blood test.

"So that we can make sure than when she bit my guy and penetrated his skin, that she doesn't have any transmittable diseases," explains the drug prosecutor. "We hope everything's okay. We just want to know so if there is a medical issue we need to address it immediately."

Naughton is 31 years old and has worked as a Cook County prosecutor for eight years. She was charged with misdemeanor battery and trespassing. A Cook County state's attorney spokesperson says Naughton has "an exemplary work record."

Naughton and a male companion were described as extremely intoxicated when they were asked to leave the lingerie store near Belmont and Clark. Employees say Naughton then flashed her badge and said "you don't know who I am."

After being forced out of the store, witnesses say Naughton and her companion banged on the windows and then attacked an employee of the next-door cigar shop who tried to calm them down.

The special prosecutor at Wednesday's hearing told Fox Chicago that Naughton will not get any preferential treatment.

"We're gonna treat her like anybody else, as well we should," said Nikolic. "She doesn't get a free pass just because who she is."

But, Naughton did get courtesy after Wednesday's court hearing. Unlike all other defendants who must exit through the front door and show their faces in public, Fox Chicago was told that a police officer allowed Naughton to use a private passageway to the adjoining police station so they could leave out the back. She went right past this sign that reads: "Do not enter. Restricted. Police entrance."

This, despite the fact that Naughton said some pretty awful things to the officers when she was arrested.

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