Jenna Morasca, Ex-Survivor Winner, Arrested After Biting Police Officer

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They say never to bite the hand of the one who feeds you.

But former Survivor champion Jenna Morasca has learned a similar lesson the hard way:

Never bite the hand of a police officer and... that's it. Just never bite the hand of a police officer.

Jenna Morasca

The 37-year-old - who won Survivor: The Amazon in 2003 and who also participated on The Amazing Race Season 19 - was arrested last month for DUI and drug possession.

And the circumstances surrounding her arrest are both disturbing and sort of hilarious.

According to official law enforcement documents, Morasca was found unconscious on January 25 while sitting in a running SUV that was parked at a stop sign in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The female passenger in this vehicle was spotted by cops placing a Ziploc-style bag with syringes in her purse.

From there, officers gave Morasca multiple doses of Narcan, which is an overdose reversal drug that eventually worked:

Jenna woke up and was placed on a stretcher prior to going in an ambulance.

Jenna Morasca Picture

But Morasca was described on the scene by officers as "combative," with the official report reading as follows:

The female was actively resisting the medics who were assisting her and was also observed trying to bite the medics. I held the female’s head to the stretcher by placing my hand on her forehead.

At this point, Officer Keith Zenkovich says Morasca "did bite Officer Steiner on her right forearm."

The reality star was eventually charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Jenna Morasca Photo

Morasca is a Pennsylvania native.

She won the grand prize of $1 million at the conclusion of Survivor Season 6, which took place in the Amazon and which explains her vanity license plate.

According to the Pennsylvania police report, the SUV she was driving possesses said "AMAZON" across the rear end.

Jenna went on to compete on Survivor: All-Stars in 2004, but quit the series to be with her dying mother, who passed away from breast cancer days after she returned home.


Over the next few years, Morasca would remain a part of the reality television universe.

She competed on Fear Factor and also took part in the Amazing Race again with then-boyfriend and Survivor Season 3 winner Ethan Zohn.

They both also appeared together on the Food Network show Dinner: Impossible and on The Celebrity Apprentice Season 4 prior to splitting up in 2013 following a decade together.

Morasca is yet to comment on this arrest.

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