Police: Man Arrested After Biting Another’s Neck On Dance Floor

A Monona man faces numerous charges following an incident at a State Street bar in the city’s downtown early Sunday morning where he allegedly bit another man in the neck, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday at Whiskey Jack’s Saloon in the 500 block of State Street.

According to police, Benjamin Hoppe, 24, grabbed the hand of a 21-year-old woman and forced her to touch his groin area. Then, police said he bit the neck of a 21-year-old man out on the dance floor.

The victim told police Hoppe was “acting like a vampire,” that he appeared out of nowhere and bit him quickly before trying to disappear into the crowd.

Hoppe was quickly identified by dancers and kicked out by a bouncer, according to police. Police said he was arrested shortly afterwards outside the bar.

Police said Hoppe faces charges of fourth-degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, among other charges.