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Man Punches Dog in Face, Gets Arrested for Robbery

Here's a rule they should teach in Deadbeat 101: If you're going to rob a coffee stand, don't go around punching your dog in the...

Maria Goodavage  |  Apr 21st 2011


Here’s a rule they should teach in Deadbeat 101: If you’re going to rob a coffee stand, don’t go around punching your dog in the face afterward.

An Oregon man got away with highway robbery (or strip mall robbery, more accurately) when he allegedly robbed a drive-through coffee stand a few months ago, absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash. Yesterday, someone saw the man, Michael Wayne Foust, punching a bull mastiff in the face. Police were called in and discovered that Foust is apparently the same fella wanted for robbery. He threatened to release his dog on the officers, but that didn’t go over big with law enforcement.

Foust was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, coercion, third-degree theft and second-degree animal abuse, according to the Herald and News. He’s being held in county jail on $33,000 bail.

The dog was taken in by the local animal control and is being evaluated by veterinarians. I don’t have any updates on him yet, but I hope he’ll be up for adoption to a good home soon.

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