Danny Bonaduce Bit in the Face by Fan at Casino Appearance

Celebrity News Oct. 1, 2012 AT 12:50PM
Danny Bonaduce is seen at the 4th Annual Great Chefs Event Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on June 17, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty

Wouldn't a simple handshake have sufficed?

Former child actor Danny Bonaduce learned that meeting and greeting fans can be a dangerous undertaking when a woman eager to meet Bonaduce bit the Partridge Family star on his face.

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Chatting with fans at a Washington state casino Friday, Bonaduce, 53, encountered the woman during a meet-and-greet and she asked for a kiss after lavishing him with praise for his Partridge Family role. "They were tiny little Chucky teeth. Man, they just gnawed like piranhas," Bonaduce told KIRO-TV of the woman's teeth, which she sunk into his cheek near his left ear. "People are trying to pull her off me . . . I'm screaming like a baby."

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"It was so painful," continued Bonaduce, adding that he will not press charges against the woman, who was taken into custody immediately following Friday's incident. "It was . . . as if someone wadded up 10 lit cigarettes and stuck them on your face, but they didn't go out, they just stayed that hot."

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Given antibiotics as a precaution, the actor told KIRO-TV that he worried the woman was under the influence of bath salts, which contain amphetamine-like chemicals. Such salts were thought to be behind a May attack in which a naked man chewed off part of another man's face in Miami. It was later confirmed the man smoked pot.

Reasoned Bonaduce of his attacker: "I think she was truly, truly delusional. I don't think she had any idea what she did."

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