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Canadian Man Bites Police Dog

Fed up with hearing about dogs biting humans? What about this side of the coin? A Canadian man bit a police dog as the man...

Joy  |  Jul 13th 2006


Man And Dog Switch Roles

Fed up with hearing about dogs biting humans? What about this side of the coin?

A Canadian man bit a police dog as the man was trying to evade capture by the constabulary. This story in from Yahoo News.

OTTAWA – A man in a desparate bid to evade capture bit a police dog in Canada’s westernmost province, triggering a debate on animal rights, a Victoria police spokesman told AFP.

The man rammed a police truck with a stolen car and then tried to run away, said Sergeant Brad Fraser.

The police dog, named Pago, gave chase and when he caught up with the suspect, an altercation ensued. The man kicked, punched and bit the dog, he said.

“It’s quite a foolish thing to do because a dog will bite back and much harder,” Fraser said. “In this case, it was tit for tat.”

Both the suspect and the three-year old German shephard suffered minor injuries, but neither “will miss any play time,” he added.

The man will appear in court on Tuesday to face several related charges, but will not be prosecuted for the assault on Pago, he said.

Current legislation that prescribes harsher punishment for people convicted of assault on a law enforcement officer does not include police dogs, despite protests by their handlers, who are lobbying Ottawa to change the law.

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