Danny Bonaduce Bit in the Face by Fan at Casino Appearance

Danny Bonaduce is seen at the 4th Annual Great Chefs Event Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on June 17, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.

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."

"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."

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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