RIVERSIDE (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to choke a police dog that bit him during a chase.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that 25-year-old Ryan Dunbar of Hemet was taken into custody early Friday.
Sheriff’s deputies said they went to a mobile home park after Dunbar rammed through a fence in a reported stolen vehicle. Dunbar fled and when he was found later hiding in heavy brush, he refused to surrender.
When a police dog was sent in, authorities say the animal bit Dunbar on the hand and then he tried to strangle the dog. They each suffered a minor injury.
Dunbar was booked for investigation of battery on a police dog, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and driving a stolen car.
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